"Hy Rosen . . . has indeed been there from 'Rocky to Pataki,' providing his creative flavor and profound insight with undiminished skill."—Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"Good editorial cartoons make a point, and great ones endure long after the players have left public life, and that's evident in these pages. Hy Rosen's cartoons are some of the best."—Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato
Covering New York State politics from the late 1950s to the late 1990s, Peter Slocum offers frank—and not always flattering—stories from more than fifty political players, while Hy Rosen’s editorial cartoons paint a portrait of the Empire state as it soared under the grand dreams of Rockefeller, nearly went bust in the aftermath, and struggled to bounce back in the nineties.
Interviews with Governors Malcolm Wilson, Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, and George Pataki; and New York City mayors Ed Koch and John Lindsay highlight this colorful look at New York, the staging area for national political upheaval, in the last half of the twentieth century.
Hy Rosen was a political cartoonist for the Albany Times-Union from 1945 to 1989. He served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1972 and has won many national awards for his work.
Peter Slocum has spent twenty-five years covering, and then serving in, New York State government. He was a correspondent for the Associated Press and the the New York Daily News, among other newspapers. He has held senior posts in the Department of Health and, currently, in the New York State Senate. He also teaches at the SUNY Albany School of Public Health.
8.25 x 10, 240 pages, 72 black and white illustrations