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Andrew Kirtzman and Terry Golway

7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2024

Conversation and Q&A 
Page Hall, Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203 See map.

Join us for a conversation about the colorful parade of characters who have served as mayor of New York City -- the brilliant and the incompetent, the virtuous and the corrupt, the boring and the bizarre.

Andrew Kirtzman is the author of Giuliani: The Rise and Tragic Fall of America's Mayor (paperback, 2023), a New Yorker Best Book of the Year. The Guardian called it "masterful and engrossing," and the Los Angeles Times said it "cuts through the myth and caricature that has too often defined Giuliani." An Emmy-winning former reporter for NY1, Kirtzman has covered Giuliani for three decades. His earlier biography, Rudy Giuliani: The Emperor of the City (2000)— published in paperback one year later with an added chapter about September 11th— remains the definitive portrait of the mayor at the height of his career.

Andrew Kirtzman, credit Kyle Froman
Giuliani by Andrew Kirtzman

Terry Golway is the author of I Never Did Like Politics: How Fiorello La Guardia Became America's Mayor, and Why He Still Matters (Feb. 2024), a hugely entertaining book about a mayor who, Golway argues, remains a model of public service to be emulated in our own times. Harold Holzer calls it, "A delightful man-behind-the-myth account of the iconic 'Little Flower'―as unlikely and as successful a mayor as New York City has ever elected." A longtime writer and editor at the New York Times, New York Observer, and Politico, Golway is the author of many acclaimed books, including Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics (2014).

Terry Golway, credit Jimmy Vielkind
Terry Golway, I Never Did Like Politics

Photo credit: Jimmy Vielkind 

Photo credit: Kyle Froman  

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