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Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York

Kessner, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 007034244X / ISBN 13: 9780070342446
Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New York, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of Modern...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Printing

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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

From Library Journal:

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 a half-dozen books of lesser scope, not to mention an autobiography, children's books, and a musical. Kessner has topped them all with a biography covering La Guardia's entire life (unlike most of the other books), skillfully enhancing the existing record with interviews, archival work, and a reading of the contemporary press. While reporting failure in fiscal policy, organized crime, and other areas, Kessner is mainly an admirer of the man who "forged a modern unified city." In a year when La Guardia's most colorful successor has again faced the voters (and lost in the primary), this is highly recommended for all types of libraries.
- Robert F. Nardini, N. Chichester, N.H.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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