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The Resource The great mayor : Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York, Alyn Brodsky

The great mayor : Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York, Alyn Brodsky

Label
The great mayor : Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York
Title
The great mayor
Title remainder
Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York
Statement of responsibility
Alyn Brodsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brodsky, Alyn
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1042/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.L23
LC item number
B76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • La Guardia, Fiorello H.
  • Legislators
  • Mayors
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
Label
The great mayor : Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York, Alyn Brodsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-495) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : that's when I got sore -- Part I : 1882-1914 Early years -- I loathe the professional politician ; I want to be somebody and do something really worthwhile ; Interlude : portrait of a corrupt metropolis ; More I got to know about lawyers and their ethics, the less respect I had for them -- Part II : 1912-1921 Congressman and warrior -- I joined the Republican party because I could not stomach Tammany Hall -- You just can't control him ; Don't blame me if you don't like the way I vote ; I can't take the buzzard off, but I can fly the son of a gun! ; When I make a mistake, it's a beaut ; I can outdemagogue the best of demagogues -- Part III : 1922-1933 Return to Congress, champion of the people -- I would rather be right than regular ; I am doomed to live in a hopeless minority for most of my legislative days ; Asbestos will not hold the statements I shall make on the floor of the House! ; I would hang a banker who stole from the people ; Capitalist, if he does not invest his money, cannot eat it -- Part IV : 1934-1943 Great mayor -- They didn't elect me for my looks ; I'm the majority of this administration! ; Only ultimate cure for them is dynamite ; I call a bluff every time I see one! ; I don't want any lawyer sitting around to decide what's in the city's best interest! ; This is your friend La Guardia speaking -- Part V : 1943-1947 Last years -- You can't stay in office indefinitely
Control code
ocm51505606
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 530 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312287375
Lccn
2003041007
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The great mayor : Fiorello La Guardia and the making of the city of New York, Alyn Brodsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-495) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : that's when I got sore -- Part I : 1882-1914 Early years -- I loathe the professional politician ; I want to be somebody and do something really worthwhile ; Interlude : portrait of a corrupt metropolis ; More I got to know about lawyers and their ethics, the less respect I had for them -- Part II : 1912-1921 Congressman and warrior -- I joined the Republican party because I could not stomach Tammany Hall -- You just can't control him ; Don't blame me if you don't like the way I vote ; I can't take the buzzard off, but I can fly the son of a gun! ; When I make a mistake, it's a beaut ; I can outdemagogue the best of demagogues -- Part III : 1922-1933 Return to Congress, champion of the people -- I would rather be right than regular ; I am doomed to live in a hopeless minority for most of my legislative days ; Asbestos will not hold the statements I shall make on the floor of the House! ; I would hang a banker who stole from the people ; Capitalist, if he does not invest his money, cannot eat it -- Part IV : 1934-1943 Great mayor -- They didn't elect me for my looks ; I'm the majority of this administration! ; Only ultimate cure for them is dynamite ; I call a bluff every time I see one! ; I don't want any lawyer sitting around to decide what's in the city's best interest! ; This is your friend La Guardia speaking -- Part V : 1943-1947 Last years -- You can't stay in office indefinitely
Control code
ocm51505606
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 530 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312287375
Lccn
2003041007
Other physical details
ill.

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