He makes an unusual attack on his successor as mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, all but accusing him of racism in appointments. "

What do you think of that? Other reviews are here and here.

If you'd prefer, there's always the detailed Willie Brown biography from 1996 as an option. Read the whole thing online, if you want.

"When I was mayor of San Francisco I made a point to appoint as many qualified blacks as I could to city posts. Now when I walk around city hall, I see almost no black faces. When I left, blacks were ousted along with me.