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The Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of the City of New York

The Great Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of the City of New York In The Great Mayor author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H La Guardia Prior to becoming New York s pre eminent mayor La Guardia was a distinguishe

  • Title: The Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of the City of New York
  • Author: Alyn Brodsky
  • ISBN: 9780312287375
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In The Great Mayor, author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H La Guardia Prior to becoming New York s pre eminent mayor, La Guardia was a distinguished U.S congressman, a commander of the U.S air forces in Italy during World War I, and a rambunctious member of the U.S Consular Service La Guardia was one of our nation In The Great Mayor, author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H La Guardia Prior to becoming New York s pre eminent mayor, La Guardia was a distinguished U.S congressman, a commander of the U.S air forces in Italy during World War I, and a rambunctious member of the U.S Consular Service La Guardia was one of our nation s most incorruptible politicians ever, a paradigm of honesty and virtue in American political history.As a progressive Republican New York congressman, La Guardia supported women s suffrage, child labor regulations, and was a major proponent of Franklin D Roosevelt s New Deal, establishing himself as an energetic, effective, and dedicated politician He brought these same qualities to his three terms as New York City s mayor, transforming the five independent boroughs into today s unified city He expanded relief and social services, undertook the construction of parks and public housing, updated mass transit, cleaned up corrupt city departments, and much .Brodsky effectively captures the boundless energy and zest for accomplishment that led La Guardia to leave his indelible print on our nation s political history and, most significantly, today s modern New York City.

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    1 thought on “The Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia and the Making of the City of New York

    1. This is an excellent and well balanced biography of Fiorello LaGuardia, US Congressman, Mayor of New York, and veteran of World War I.

    2. So far this biography is very thorough about LaGaurdia's early life and political and moral foundations. It expresses clearly how he was always one to fight for the 'underdog'. I believe a large part due to the fact that he was from an Italian family from Fiume, if I'm not mistaken, and back in the early 2oth century the Irish and Italians and Jews WERE the 'minority' and the underdogs. He developed a solid constituency through his political undertakings with these groups throughout his early po [...]

    3. Exceptional read. La Guardia was a man after my own heart. He did public service for all the right reasons, all the time. Oftentimes abrasive; sometimes impulsive; always doing battle for the economically underprivileged and socially disadvantaged."One of those rare creatures, a legend in his own time, La Guardia set the pace by which any metropolis not only could but must be measured. In giving New York the best government any city could have, he exemplified the best government all cities are e [...]

    4. If you label yourself a Progressive this is a book for you. LaGuardia's story is a good template for Progressives in today's urban environment trying to create a new paradigm for promoting Progressive agendas. The best advice LaGuardia might give is be yourself, stick with your principles, and work to get things done for the people you serve.

    5. Lots of detail on the "Little Flower", his hires, projects and idiosyncracies. At least one statement/fact is not correct.

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