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History Happy Hour Episode 184 – New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia

Guest: Terry Golway

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This week on History Happy Hour: He was one of the twentieth century’s most colorful politicians—on the New York and national stage. He was also quintessentially American: the son of Italian immigrants, who rose in society through sheer will and chutzpah. Almost one hundred years later, America is once again grappling with issues that would have been familiar to the Little Flower, as he was affectionately known.

Chris and Rick will explore his life with Terry Golway, author of I Never Did Like Politics: How Fiorello La Guardia Became America's Mayor, and Why He Still Matters.

Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.

Photo Credit: Jimmy Vielkind

Terry Golway
was a senior editor at POLITICO and the author of several works of history, including Frank and Al and Machine Made. He has been a columnist and city editor at the New York Observer, a member of the editorial board of the New York Times, and a columnist for the Irish Echo. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Rutgers University and has taught at the New School, New York University, and the College of Staten Island.

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