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William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” The one-time Lieutenant Governor of New York state, Alfred B. DelBello, was certainly born great. Having kicked off his political career as a councilman in Yonkers (his hometown) in 1963, DelBello quickly climbed up the hierarchical ladder of public service − becoming the mayor of Yonkers, after which he was elected as Westchester’s first Democrat County Executive. He went all the way to become the Lieutenant Governor of New York State, spanning a political career of close to two decades. John A. Lipman delves deeper into Delbello’s life, describing his successful political career and his business ventures in the biography Alfred B. DelBello: His Life and Times.
John A. Lipman’s biography of Alfred B. DelBello is a magnificent piece of work. He insightfully took me through DelBello’s life as a public servant, plunging me into the political realm of New York state in the mid and late twentieth century. He does a great job depicting the political landscape of New York, which made me comprehend and appreciate DelBello’s accomplishments. I loved how he portrayed DelBello’s and the other figures' traits in an unbiased manner. Alfred B. DelBello was an honest, virtuous, intelligent, fierce, visionary leader. He always advocated reform and changes to New York’s political system and used his political capacity to impact the lives of those he served. Get yourself a copy of Alfred B. DelBello: His Life and Times to learn more about this one-of-a-kind character.