The Napoleon of New York

The Napoleon of New York

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia

Book - 2002
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Praise for H. Paul Jeffers

Diamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age

"One of the most entertaining historical business narratives in recent memory. The story of this symbol of America's Gilded Age is filled with such gusto and vigor that even hardcore business readers will be swept away."
-Publishers Weekly

"Superb historical biography of one of the more colorful characters in American history . . . spirited. . . . Jeffers deftly weaves together intriguing stage-setting explanations of the age of robber barons, the crash of 1893, and that unforgettable era of unbridled wealth for the few in 1890s New York. As this marvelous story reveals, Brady's lavish lifestyle embodies America's Gilded Age. Highly recommended for all libraries."
-Library Journal

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"A well-written and timely book that reminds us of Grover Cleveland's courage, commitment, and honesty at a time when these qualities are so lacking in so much of American politics."
-James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award

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"A handsome narrative of a crucial period in the career of one of our country's most colorful politicians."
-Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the Great Depression's New York City mayor cites his humble beginnings and identifies him as a complex and paradoxical politician of tough, unforgiving values who nevertheless contributed to one of the city's most caring governments.

Book News
A broadcast journalist turned biographer tells the life story of La Guardia (1882-1947), who was the 99th mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945. Jeffers says that all his successors have been measured against him, and none has equaled his accomplishments and esteem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A portrait of the New York City mayor cites his humble beginnings and identifies him as a complex and paradoxical politician of tough, unforgiving values who nevertheless contributed to one of the city's most caring governments.

Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780471024651
0471024651
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 LAGUA JEFFE
Characteristics: vii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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