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The Napoleon of New York : Mayor Fiorello La Guardia - H. Paul Jeffers

The Napoleon of New York

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia

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Published: 4th April 2002
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Praise for H. Paul Jeffers<br> <br> Diamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age<br> <br> "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."<br> -Publishers Weekly<br> <br> "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."<br> -Library Journal<br> <br> An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland<br> <br> "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."<br> -James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award<br> <br> Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897--1898<br> <br> "A handsome narrative of a crucial period in the career of one of our country's most colorful politicians."<br> -Publishers Weekly

"...H Paul Jeffers's biography tells the mayor's story fairly and accurately..." (Daily Telegraph, 15 June 2002)

"... reads like an extended magazine profile. It concentrates on his personality and his public image - and in many ways this is as it should be, since his most obvious attribute as a politician was showmanship... Among other New York mayors, only Giuliani can compare with him; and though Giuliani had to face a bigger challenge last year than anything that confronted him [La Guardia], you feel sure that he would have acquitted himself equally well..." (Sunday Telegraph, 26 May 2002)

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.

ISBN: 9780471024651
ISBN-10: 0471024651
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 4th April 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.25  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1