The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia / Edition 1

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Praise for H. Paul Jeffers

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"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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Long before Rudy, there was another legendary New York City mayor: Fiorello LaGuardia, also known as "The Little Flower." How did LaGuardia's public person differ from the private man? Noted historian H. Paul Jeffers takes an insightful look at "Hizzoner."
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"...H Paul Jeffers's biography tells the mayor's story fairly and accurately..." (Daily Telegraph, 15 June 2002)
Booknews
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471024651
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/4/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 796,182
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

H. PAUL JEFFERS, formerly a broadcast journalist, has written over fifty books, most recently An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland and Diamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age (Wiley). He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Hizzoner.

Part I: A Little Flower Blooms.

Part II: Animal Crackers.

Part III: Patience and Fortitude.

Part IV: Four More Years of Hell.

Chronology.

Author s Note and Sources.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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