La Guardia

Probably the greatest mayor that New York ever had, Fiorello H. La Guardia was born to Italian parents, his father a lapsed Catholic, and his mother Jewish. His extraordinary career is described in the 'Brooklyn' chapter of New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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