The Resource American Cicero : Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism, Saladin Ambar

American Cicero : Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism, Saladin Ambar

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American Cicero : Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism
Title
American Cicero
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Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism
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Saladin Ambar
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Language
eng
Summary
Saladin Ambar's American Cicero traces Cuomo's rise from the rough-and-tumble world of New York City politics to liberal champion, and a central question threads throughout the narrative: was he a symbol of liberalism's long decline in twentieth-century American politics, or a prophet in the wilderness, heralding the rise of a new progressivism? Moving from his youth in an immigrant neighborhood in Queens to his final years in Albany, Ambar argues that Cuomo kept the spent embers of liberalism alive in an era of conservative dominance. Cuomo's voice - buttressed by a string of electoral victories in New York - provided succor to the liberal faithful. Yet his decision not to run for president arguably hastened the end of his political career: he was voted out of gubernatorial office in 1994 in a nationwide Republican wave. Ambar's research took him to Italy in search of lingering questions, chiefly why Cuomo never ran for president. He learned of concerns about an assassination attempt - Cuomo's mother had admonished him, "remember what happened to the last Catholic president" - and even proto-"birther" rumors that Cuomo had been born in Italy. Whatever clinched his decision not to run, Cuomo's impassioned advocacy for liberalism nevertheless had a measurable impact on twenty-first century Democratic progressives, notably Barack Obama. American Cicero promises to not only re-establish Cuomo's central place in modern American liberalism, but also force readers to reassess liberalism's fortunes following the close of the New Deal era
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
B/CUOMO
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
American Cicero : Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism, Saladin Ambar
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American Cicero : Mario Cuomo and the defense of American Liberalism, Saladin Ambar
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Tarmac -- Part I. Politics: Queens -- Part II. Poetry: San Francisco to South Bend -- Part III. Prose: Albany -- Part IV. Party: Washington -- Epilogue: Tramonti
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780190658946
Lccn
2017015740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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