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The Resource City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York, Mason B. Williams

City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York, Mason B. Williams

Label
City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York
Title
City of ambition
Title remainder
FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York
Statement of responsibility
Mason B. Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "City of Ambition is a brilliant history of the New Deal and its role in the making of modern New York City. The story of a remarkable collaboration between Franklin Roosevelt and Fiorello La Guardia, this is a case study in creative political leadership in the midst of a devastating depression. Roosevelt and La Guardia were an odd couple: patrician president and immigrant mayor, fireside chat and tabloid cartoon, pragmatic Democrat and reform Republican. But together, as leaders of America's two largest governments in the depths of the Great Depression, they fashioned a route to recovery for the nation and the master plan for a great city. Roosevelt and his "Brain Trust" -- shrewd, energetic advisors such as Harold Ickes and Harry Hopkins -- sought to fight the Depression by channeling federal resources through America's cities and counties. La Guardia had replaced Tammany Hall cronies with policy experts, such as the imperious Robert Moses, who were committed to a strong public sector. The two leaders worked closely together. La Guardia had a direct line of communication with FDR and his staff, often visiting Washington carrying piles of blueprints. Roosevelt relied on the mayor as his link to the nation's cities and their needs. The combination was potent. La Guardia's Gotham became a laboratory for New Deal reform. Roosevelt's New Deal transformed city initiatives into major programs such as the Works Progress Administration, which changed the physical face of the United States. Together they built parks, bridges, and schools; put the unemployed to work; and strengthened the Progressive vision of government as serving the public purpose." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.W73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York, Mason B. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 494 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393066913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013004481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599488
  • (OCoLC)ocn811599488
  • 1955548
Label
City of ambition : FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York, Mason B. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 494 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393066913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013004481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599488
  • (OCoLC)ocn811599488
  • 1955548

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