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Fiorello LaGuardia

Politician (11-Dec-1882 — 20-Sep-1947)


Ronald H. Bayor. Fiorello LaGuardia: Ethnicity and Reform. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc.. 1993. 213pp.

Alyn Brodsky. The Great Mayor: Fiorello LaGuardia and the Making of the City of New York. Truman Talley Books. 2003. 544pp.

Ernest Cuneo. Life with Fiorello. New York: Macmillan. 1955. 209pp. By friend and law clerk Cuneo, mostly about LaGuardia's early years.

Lawrence Elliott. Little Flower: The Life and Times of Fiorello LaGuardia. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.. 1983. 256pp.

Charles Garrett. The LaGuardia Years: Machine and Reform Politics in New York City. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 1961. 421pp.

August Heckscher; Phyllis Robinson. When LaGuardia Was Mayor: New York's Legendary Years. New York: W. W. Norton. 1978. 448pp.

H. Paul Jeffers. The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. 2002.

Thomas Kessner. Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1989. 673pp.

Fiorello LaGuardia. The Making of an Insurgent: An Autobiography, 1882-1919. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1948. 222pp.

Arthur Mann. LaGuardia: A Fighter Against His Times, 1882-1933. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott. 1959. 384pp.

Arthur Mann. LaGuardia Comes to Power 1933. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott. 1965. 199pp.

William Manners. Patience and Fortitude: Fiorello LaGuardia. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1976. 290pp.

Robert Moses. LaGuardia: A Salute and a Memoir. Simon and Schuster. 1957. 48pp.

Bella Rodman; Philip Sterling. Fiorello LaGuardia: A Biography. New York: Hill and Wang. 1962. 246pp.

Rexford Guy Tugwell. The Art of Politics as Practiced by Three Great Americans: Franklin Delano Rosevelt, Luis Munoz Marin, and Fiorello Guardia. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1958. 295pp.

Paul B. Weston. A Hammer in the City. Evanston, IL: Regency Books. 1962. 158pp.

Howard Zinn. LaGuardia in Congress. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1959.


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  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.658)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.395)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.850)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.600)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.418)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.286)

  14. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.194)

  15. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.302)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.178)

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