In this full and frank memoir—a personal story of duty, family, justice, politics and resilience—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reflects on his rise, fall, and rise in politics, and recounts his defining personal and political moments and tough but necessary lessons he has learned along the way.With 16-pages of color and black and white photos
Andrew Cuomo is the protagonist of an ongoing political saga that reads like a novel. In many ways, his rise, fall, and rise again is an iconic story: a young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming for nothing less than the presidency. Building on his father's political success, a first run for governor in 2002 led to a stinging defeat, and a painful, public divorce from Kerry Kennedy, scion of another political dynasty, Cuomo had to come back from seeming political death and reinvent himself. He did so, brilliantly, by becoming New York's attorney general, and compiling a record that focused on public corruption. In winning the governorship in 2010, he promised to clean up America's most corrupt legislature. He is blunt and combative, the antithesis of the glad-handing, blow-dried senator or governor who tries to please one and all. He's also proven he can make his legislature work, alternately charming and arm-twisting his colleagues with a talent for political strategy reminiscent of President Lyndon Johnson. Political pundits tend to agree that for Cuomo, a run for the White House is not a question of whether, but when.
Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother
During a span of seven years, from 1985-1992, when Steve Villano worked with Mario Cuomo, Steve's brother Michael was at the peak of his association with John Gotti. Within days of each other in December, 1985, Gotti became the head of the Gambino Crime Family, following the murder of Paul Castellano--and Cuomo became the favorite candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States. In Tightrope, Villano shares the wrenching conflict between his family's ties to organized crime and his love for his brother, his own integrity, commitment to Mario Cuomo, and to public service. "Steve Villano's Tightrope is a richly insightful, deeply moving account of love, loyalty and family lived out in the complex intersection of organized crime and big-league politics. A true story told with all the narrative power of gripping fiction, there's not a false word in these pages. Villano writes like an angel as he wrestles with the devil. Tightrope is a triumph."--Peter Quinn, author of Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York, Hour of the Cat (1st Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy), Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish Americans, The Man Who Never Returned (2nd Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy), Dry Bones (3rd Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy) "Rich and insightful, Tightrope probes the mysteries of family, the divergent paths of children, the consequences of their choices and the blood bond that holds them together against the odds and possibly against all common sense. Steve Villano's moral and emotional struggle will take your breath away...Tightrope is a book about the Italian-American experience that is also about any immigrant family's journey..."--Chiara Coletti, former New York Newsday/Newsday Vice President of Public Affairs "Steve Villano paints a complex, intimate portrait, intertwined through the two worlds of himself and his brother: Steve, a staffer for Governor Mario M. Cuomo of New York State, and his brother, a reputed bagman for mob boss John Gotti. The story is both brave and jarring. Can one love a person but hate his choices? Describing his relationship with his brother, Steve argues powerfully that one can. The result is a narrative rich both in emotional detail and in historical nuances..." --Sasha Abramsky, author of The House of Twenty Thousand Books, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, Inside Obama's Brain "Steve Villano's book is a frank and unvarnished account of the long struggle in his New York Italian-American family... Steve took an upward path in his career, becoming an impeccable civil servant, working for one of America's most distinguished Italian-American governors, Mario Cuomo. His brother took an opposite path, associating with the most feared Italian-American mobster of his generation, John Gotti. How Villano dealt with these opposing forces of light and darkness, abhorring his brother's choice but still feeling love for him, hiding the truth from friends, and teetering on a tightrope between two diametrically different worlds, is a gripping tale--like a Hollywood story, but it is all true."--Stephen C. Schlesinger, co-author of Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatamala (with Stephen Kinzer), Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Edited by Stephen C. and Andrew Schlesinger
Andrew Cuomo's Time to Go? "He Was Never that Great!": Andrew Cuomo says America was 'never that great.' Get rid of him instead of America!
Learn what Andrew Cuomo, the esteemed (by some) Governor of New York thinks of America by reading this book. It is the best thing you can do to understand why the Governor in our second largest state (tied with Florida by population) is so negative about our great country and its founding. This book not only gives Cuomo’s perspective, and the perspective of his millennial followers, it is the best starter book for anybody wanting to refresh their knowledge or learn about America. This book helps us all understand the founding and how its basic principles of government assure our freedom and liberty. Freedom and liberty may not be too important for The bold and brash and far left Andrew Cuomo, but for most Americans, there is nothing more important. America’s founders were smart, intelligent, and selfless men. The New York contingents from which Cuomo follows have been anti-American from when their representatives at the Constitutional Convention, John Lansing, and Robert Yates, chose not to sign the documents in support of the Constitution even though fellow statesman Alexander Hamilton chose to cast NY’s vote as “aye.” When Pennsylvania’s Benjamin Franklin said: “We must indeed all hang together or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately, he gave away the essence of the seriousness of the task facing America’s founders. For as trite as some seem to portray the founding today, it was a serious undertaking by serious men who had been pushed around enough by King George. There is no reason from anybody to be ashamed of America today or its founding. It is certainly unfortunate that our country is led by corrupt and greedy politicians, such as Andrew Cuomo and perhaps others of his ilk, who have taken control of many levels of governments in America. The good news is that most US citizens and others are hopping on the Train of Freedom to win back America from the forces of evil. Incompetent governors who hate conservatives in our society, such as Andrew Cuomo, son of Mario, are slow to learn but over time, Americans hope they too will get the real message. In the meantime, Americans pray that New Yorkers will never vote another Cuomo into office again. This book is positioned as today’s solution for would-be chumps to be better prepared to react to the overreach of praetorian politicians such as Andrew Cuomo and elite establishmentarians, who hope to set the country back three hundred years. With statements like ‘America was never great,’ it shows they would be happy to replace freedom with a hand-out-based government that controls the people and not vice-versa. Freedom loving people from across the world come here for freedom and opportunity. Those in this country who may say that America is not a great country should take a one-way trip to Russia or Mexico. Good riddance to Mr. Cuomo. Too bad he is trying to be reelected in NY only to stage his sorry self for a run for President. Americans must stop him. This book is a quick way for you to learn about the real America and not the misimpressions of socialist progressive whackos and their millennial sycophants. . This book shows why the many blessings of our founding principles need not be replaced. Rather than get rid of America; a better option is to get rid of Cuomo, the current Governor of New York State. Just because corrupt and powerful officials choose to ignore the rights and freedoms of American citizens does not mean we must endure their tyranny. The first step of course is to understand the founding and the most basic written precepts describing America and our rights as Americans. Reading this book about America’s greatness is a must for every US citizen. I bet you will not be able to put this book down.
An array of leading Democrats, Republicans, and independent thinkers provide a road map for America’s political future. America is at a turning point. For the first time in history, the United States is the world’s lone superpower—in Andrew Cuomo’s words, “both the tamer and target of an unstable world.” New technology and the omnipresent media have transformed the way we do everything, from amassing wealth to practicing politics. Simultaneously, the U.S. economy is in a shambles, with the largest federal budget deficit in our history. The coming octogenarian boom promises to put the greatest strain on federal government resources the United States has ever known, and America is faced with new security threats and diplomatic crises daily.The success of our nation in the coming decades will depend on how our elected leaders respond to these challenges. Can the Democrats, divided and ineffectual since well before the crushing defeats of 2002, revitalize their agenda, forge a meaningful message, and end the Republican stranglehold on the federal government? Can Republicans, fresh from new victories, build on their successes? And how will a younger generation, largely alienated from both parties but often intensely political, articulate its desires in the years ahead?The writers invited by Andrew Cuomo to contribute to this landmark book, a who’s who of American leadership, address these and other pressing questions of our political life. At once a diagnosis and a call to arms, Crossroads will set the terms of political debate as America moves forward.
The Man who Wrecked Niagara Falls: How Gov. Andrew Cuomo betrayed New York's premiere tourist city (The Men who destroyed Niagara Falls Book 1)
The city of Niagara Falls has the highest rates of unemployment and crime, and near highest rates of poverty and taxation, of any city in all of New York State, despite being visited by eight million tourists every year. All because the world-famous waterfalls and gorge next door are owned by the state of New York, which is presently run by one of the arguably most corrupt administrations in the history of the Empire State. The policies of Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his eight years in office have greatly increased the degree of exploitation, and downright thievery of millions in revenues from the tourist and hydropower industries here, perfectly separating the city of Niagara Falls and its citizens from their waterfront and the wealth that should accrue from it. This book has compiled scores of columns by the author, originally appearing in the Niagara Falls Reporter, documenting how Gov. Cuomo, through his "Buffalo Billion," Niagara Falls State Park "Landscape Improvements" plan, NY Works, New York Parks 2020 and various other programs, has ensured the decline of this once great city for decades to come.
Nominations of: Aida Alvarez, Andrew Cuomo, Marilynn A. Davis, Joseph Shuldiner, Michael A. Stegman, Nelson A. Diaz and Gordon J. Linton: Hearings ... States Senate, One Hundred Third Congres
Excerpt from Nominations Of: Aida Alvarez, Andrew Cuomo, Marilynn A. Davis, Joseph Shuldiner, Michael A. Stegman, Nelson A. Diaz and Gordon J. Linton: Hearings Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on Nominations of Aida Alvarez to Be Director of the Office of Federal Housing Oversight Federal Transit Administration Now, Mr. Chairman, you and I have already made our peace with your offering of that wonderful Ann Arbor pizza. But I hope your fellow Michigan basketball fans will forgive you if you approve a Tar Heel so soon after that ncaa tournament. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
"Focusing on the joys of traveling the canals of New York State and the famous Erie Canal, this accessible guide addresses the practical aspects of navigating canals. Featuring 225 color photographs that showcase the waterways in all four seasons accompanied by informative text, it presents the canal systemÆs evolution from an industrial transportation route to an exciting recreational waterway. Addressed are suggestions for taking full advantage of the canals when cruising on them; information on the mechanics of their unique locks, guard gates, and dams; and ideas for enjoying the cultural, recreational, and scenic opportunities along their routes."
Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial (Excelsior Editions)
Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.The work for women’s suffrage started more than seventy years before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and one hundred supporters signed the Declaration of Sentiments asserting that “all men and women are created equal.” This convention served as a catalyst for debates and action on both the national and state level, and on November 6, 1917, New York State passed the referendum for women’s suffrage. Its passing in New York signaled that the national passage of suffrage would soon follow. On August 18, 1920, “Votes for Women” was constitutionally granted.Votes for Women, an exhibition catalog, celebrates the pivotal role the state played in the struggle for equal rights in the nineteenth century, the campaign for New York State suffrage, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. It highlights the nationally significant role of state leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early twenty-first century and includes focused essays from historians on the various aspects of the suffrage and equal rights movements around New York, providing greater detail about local stories with statewide significance.The exhibition of the same name, on display at the New York State Museum beginning November 2017, features artifacts from the New York State Museum, Library, and Archives, as well as historical institutions and private collections across the state.“The richly illustrated companion book co-edited by Lemak and Hopkins-Benton contains their master narrative along with a series of monographic essays authored by consultant scholars … the volume will be extremely useful to those teaching and studying women’s history in high schools and colleges.” — Antiques And The Arts Weekly
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