Bernard B. Kerik was appointed the 40th police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on August 21, 2000. Bernard B. Kerik lives in New York City.
Bernard B. Prior to his appointment, he served as commissioner of the Department of Correction. He served with the New York Police Department in both uniformed and plainclothes duty for eight years, and was awarded the prestigious Medal of Valor, among many other awards for meritorious and heroic service. Before joining the NYPD, Kerik served as warden of the Passaic County jail, the largest county adult correctional facility in New Jersey.
From the Publisher: NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik's memoir The Lost Son had only just been completed when . And yet Bernard Kerik's greatest battle was not pitched on tough city streets, but within himself.
From the Publisher: NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik's memoir The Lost Son had only just been completed when the horror of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers rocked New York and the nation on September 11th. For even as he was driven to seek justice in every corner of the world, this extraordinary man never looked back until he reached the top. And when he did, he faced the greatest unsolved case of his life-the tragic mystery of his own mother, who abandoned her young son forty-one years ago. Boxid.
In 2001 Kerik published a memoir, The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice, a The New York Times best-seller . In March 2014, Kerik published his second book, From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate 84888-054, documenting the 13 prior years of his life including his incarceration and personal observations of the .
This book is definitely better read by not Googling Bernard Kerik prior to reading it, as my doing so clouded my opinion of him for the 2nd half of the book.
Hardcover Memoir, New York City Police Commisioner Memoir. This book is definitely better read by not Googling Bernard Kerik prior to reading it, as my doing so clouded my opinion of him for the 2nd half of the book. Apparently, Kerik did not remain on the proper side of the law in the years following his time as NYPD Police Commisioner, but upon finishing the book, I realized there wasn't any connection between what was discussed in the book and what he was charged with, so I don't feel that this autobiography is in any way invalidated because Kerik ev.
The book takes the reader on a trip down memory lane through Kerik's colorful life from his inauspicious birth to the 2001 World Trade Center attack. Kerik details his rise from warden of a Patterson, New Jersey jail to a member of the NYC police Department, then NYC Commissioner of Corrections, and, ultimately, NYC Police Commissioner. Police buffs will especially enjoy Kerik's war stories of his days as a foot soldier of NYPD, from his early days as a rookie cop to his faced paced, adrenalin rush days as a member of the DEA/NYPD Task Force.
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The First Book: Go ahead, it won't bite. It's pleasurable, really. You see, it keeps on opening. You may fall in. Sure, it's hard to get started; remember learning to use knife and fork? Dig in: you'll never reach bottom. It's not like it's the end of the world - just the world as you think you know i. - Rita Dove.
BOOK -The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice by Bernard B. Kerik (2001). WHY - ''My reading of Bernard Kerik's book goes beyond my admiration for law enforcement officers who make sacrifices and take risks every day. Kerik's success with the city of New York is unparalleled; as a New Yorker I appreciate that. Franklin D. Raines, 53.