Rudolph Giuliani's favorite books:
"During the 2008 election, presidential candidates have released lists of their favorite books. What books did the rest of the '08 candidates choose?"
"I read that book when it first came out. I must have been a high school student then. That was a very inspirational book for me, because it concentrated on political leaders acting like leaders and doing things that were unpopular at which they put their career at risk because of principle. And, I can remember saying many, many times over the course of the last 40 or 50 years, when people weren't doing that, "I guess they don't want a chapter in Profiles in Courage." I mean, the reality is that it really does define the highest form of political leadership, which is where your principles conflict with something that might be the best thing for you to do politically. And Profiles in Courage is about those who chose to do the thing they believed was the principled thing."
Rudolph Giuliani Who?
A graduate of New York University Law School, Rudy Giuliani was appointed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan as Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice.
Two years later, Rudy became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted organized crime, white-collar criminals, drug dealers and corrupt elected officials.
In 1993, Rudy became the first Republican elected Mayor of the City of New York in a generation. He was reelected to a second term with 57% in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans five to one.