Recommended Reading

NYC Mayoral History

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, 1934-1945

Little Flower: The Life and Times of Fiorello LA Guardia, by Lawrence Elliott

William O’Dwyer, 1946-1950 (resigned)

Public Enemies: The Mayor, The Mob and The Crime That Was, by George Walsh

Vincent R. Impellitteri, Acting 8/1950 – 11/1950 , 1950-1953

New York at Mid-Century: The Impellitteri Years, by Salvatore Lagumina

Robert Wagner Jr., 1954-1965

Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City’s Plebiscitary Mayoralty:
The Tamer of the Tammany Tiger,
by Richard Flanagan

John V. Lindsay, 1966-1973

Fun City: John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s, by Sean Deveny

Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream,
by Joseph P. Viteritti

America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York

Abraham Beame, 1974-1977

Ed Koch, 1978-1989

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City, by Jonathan Soffer
Mayor: An Autobiography by Edward I. Koch

David Norman Dinkins, 1990-1993

A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic, by David N. Dinkins

David Dinkins And New York City Politics: Race, Images, And the Media,
by Wilbur C. Rich

Rudy Giuliani, 1994-2001

America’s Mayor, The Hidden History of Rudy Giuliani’s New York,
by Robert Polner, Jimmy Breslin (forward)

Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City, by Andrew Kirtzman

Leadership, by Rudolph W. Giuliani

Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, by Wayne Barrett

The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life,
by Fred Siegel

Michael Bloomberg, 2002-2013

Bloomberg by Bloomberg, by Michael R. Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, by Joyce Pernick

Bill de Blasio, 2014 – Present

Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experiment, Year One, by Eric Alterman