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Reluctant Reformer
Reluctant Reformer (November 2017)
Nathan Sanford in the Era of the Early Republic
Ann Sandford - Author

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

Set in the tumultuous decades of post-revolutionary America, Reluctant Reformer brings to light the long neglected New York lawyer-politician, Nathan Sanford. As a lawyer, Sanford contributed to modern property la...(Read More)
 
 
Failed State
Failed State (April 2017)
Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - With

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Failed State is both an original account of a state legislature in urgent need of reform and a call to action for those who would fix it. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processe...(Read More)
 
 
Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman (December 2016)
A Political Biography
Duane Tananbaum - Author

The definitive biography of New York State’s four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a half century—fills the void left by historians and political scientists who have neglected one of the truly great liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. Based on extensive research in archival sources, Herbe...(Read More)
 
 
New York's Broken Constitution
New York's Broken Constitution (December 2016)
The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness
Peter J. Galie - Editor
Christopher Bopst - Editor
Gerald Benjamin - Editor

Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
On its face, New York State’s constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are “inoperative,” and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive mi...(Read More)
 
 
Mr. New York
Mr. New York (January 2014)
Lew Rudin and His Love for the City
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Bill Clinton - Foreword by

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Lew Rudin was one of New York City’s most influential power brokers in the latter part of the twentieth century, but he was also one of its most indefatigable boosters. Born in the Throgs ...(Read More)
 
 
Governing New York State, Sixth Edition
Governing New York State, Sixth Edition (December 2012)
Robert F. Pecorella - Editor
Jeffrey M. Stonecash - Editor

Comprehensive overview of New York State’s politics, political institutions, and major public policies.

New York contains greater diversity than almost any other state. This diversity creates extensive social and political conflict within the state. Governing New York State, Sixth Edition provides expert assessment of how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process ...(Read More)
 
 
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer (September 2012)
A Story of American Politics
Matthew L. Lifflander - Author

2012 Isabelle Hermalyn Award of New York Urban History presented by the Bronx County Historical Society

Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.

In The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer, Matthew L. Lifflander brings to life the dramatic story of a forgotten incident in New York State politic...(Read More)
 
 
Oreos and Dubonnet
Oreos and Dubonnet (June 2012)
Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
Joseph H. Boyd Jr. - Author
Charles R. Holcomb - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York’s most colorful and influential governors.

A unique figure and an outsized personality, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was a man whose character, personal style, and (of course) wealth shaped both his goals and how he pursued them. Although many stories about Rockefeller have been published over the years, many more remain to be told, and in Oreos and Dubonnet,...(Read More)
 
 
Tales from the Sausage Factory
Tales from the Sausage Factory (September 2010)
Making Laws in New York State
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Author

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York’s legislature was once the nation’s model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present level of dysfunction.

“Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck is said to have remarked. “It is better not to see them being made.” Even among sausage factories, New York State’...(Read More)
 
 
The Man Who Saved New York
The Man Who Saved New York (July 2010)
Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - Author

2011 Empire State History Book Award, presented by New York State Archives Partnership Trust

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.

The Man Who Saved New York offers a portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Ca...(Read More)
 
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