Fiorello H. La Guardia: And the Making of Modern New York

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 700 pages
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Informed by unprecedented access to previously unavailable private papers, documents, family memorabilia, and photographs, this volume profiles the colorful mayor and the city he governed during its golden era

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This is a stunning work, and tells very well the story of the fantastic personality LaGuardia was. He was in the House from 1917 to 1933 and was a person who really made things lively there. He lost ... Read full review

Fiorello H. La Guardia and the making of modern New York

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Tagged a "lower case Frank Roosevelt'' and a "sawed off Mussolini,'' La Guardia left a larger mark upon the New York mayoralty than anyone before or since. Eight biographies attest to that, alongside ... Read full review

Contents

Foundations
3
The Politics of Liberal Ambition
41
The Spirit of the Times
93
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Thomas Kessner is professor of history at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is the author of "Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York, " and the recipient of many awards and prizes for research and teaching. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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