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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez

(2002)
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Jimmy Breslin's The Story of Eduardo Gutierrez tells the unspeakably sad tale of a young illegal Mexican immigrant who died working at a New York City construction site. The man, who drowned in November 1999 after falling three stories into wet cement, was employed by a builder--"a crook with blueprints" Breslin writes--whose record of building code violations was long and well known, but who stayed in business because of his "untouchable" political status. Breslin weaves Gutierrez's story with one of blatant corruption reaching from Brooklyn's Hasidic community through Rudolph Giuliani's administration and Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign to her husband's last-minute presidential pardons. Breslin writes with white-hot anger and thorough disgust--he says of New York officials that "many are paid and few are apprehended." At the center is the shy, 22-year-old Gutierrez, whose journey to help his family ended in loneliness, exploitation, fear, and, finally, death. --H. O'Billovitch

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Hardback Editions

February 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-4176-5771-5 / 978-1-4176-5771-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-609-60827-4 / 978-0-609-60827-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Short Sweet Dream Of Eduardo Gutierrez
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-606-31108-4 / 978-0-606-31108-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-4000-4682-3 / 978-1-4000-4682-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Crown
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