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The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds by Mike Stanton

The Prince of Providence is the story of Buddy Cianci, who won six terms as mayor of Providence, the capital and largest city in Rhode Island. He was popular, colorful, charismatic, and was an important factor in a revitalization of the downtown district. He was also a corrupt and violent man and treated the city like his own fiefdom, forcing kickbacks and bribes from anyone who wanted to do business with the city. The federal government tried for years to catch and convict Buddy Cianci for corruption, and finally succeeded. Pulitzer-Prize winning Mike Stanton tells the story of Providence and its mayor who was a genius at being both a politician and a crook. The Boston Globe calls The Prince of Providence "one of the best books about contemporary urban politics."
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