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City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York

Author: Mason B Williams
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the revitalization of New York during the Great Depression as President Roosevelt and Mayor LaGuardia worked together to build parks, bridges, and schools and put people to work by channeling federal resources into cities and counties.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Fiorello H La Guardia; Fiorello H La Guardia; Franklin D Roosevelt; Fiorello H La Guardia; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mason B Williams
ISBN: 9780393066913 0393066916 9780393348989 0393348989
OCLC Number: 811599488
Description: xvii, 494 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Foundations --
Beginnings --
A season in the wilderness --
The deluge --
II. The New Deal --
"Jobs is the cry" --
The New Deal's "lost legacy" --
From fusion to confusion --
New dealer for the duration --
III. War and postwar --
The local politics of foreign policy --
The battle of New York --
"I hope others will follow New York's example."
Responsibility: Mason B. Williams.

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Two political titans forge a modern city and a vibrant public sector in this history of strong leadership at a time of national crisis.  Read more...

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"An extraordinary book. In telling the story of how Roosevelt and La Guardia-men as fascinating as they were powerful-forged a mighty political collaboration, it brilliantly reinterprets the New Deal Read more...

 
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