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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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

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There is definitely some slogging to do in this book, but most of it is fascinating. Fiorello La Guardia was an amazing and entertaining character, and I came away feeling like I understood more about New York and the US during the times he was around. Read full review


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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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