American Crisis by Andrew M. Cuomo audiobook

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andrew M. Cuomo
Read by Andrew M. Cuomo

Random House Audio 9780593239261
9.58 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593402474

Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward. When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global “ground zero” for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York—and America—did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics. Taking listeners beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see television across the globe and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth telling—no matter how frightening the facts may be. Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us. This audiobook includes a PDF that contains “A Blueprint for Going Forward.”

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New York Times bestseller

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of the Year

Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.

When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global “ground zero” for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed.

With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York—and America—did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics.

Taking listeners beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see television across the globe and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials.

Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth telling—no matter how frightening the facts may be. Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

This audiobook includes a PDF that contains “A Blueprint for Going Forward.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Listeners can’t help but appreciate the honesty and forthrightness that he brings to his memoir of the first months of the pandemic. He takes foes to task but also offers up criticism of some of his own actions and behaviors. His empathy and anger come through as he shares this fascinating story of a leader’s attempt to tackle a crisis unlike any other.” AudioFile
“It is a book unlike anything ever written by a governor before because no one has lived through and managed the crisis that he has.” Lawrence O’Donnell, New York Times bestselling author
“The hero that America never realized it needed until he was on our television screens every night…has taken his talents to the page.” Entertainment Weekly
“An impressive road map to dealing with a crisis as serious as any we have faced.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Andrew M. Cuomo

Author Bio: Andrew M. Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is a New York native. An attorney, at twenty-eight he founded Housing Enterprise for Less Privileged (HELP), which became the nation’s largest private provider of transitional housing for the homeless. He practiced law as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and served as campaign manager for his father, Mario M. Cuomo, in his successful 1982 race for governor of New York. At thirty-nine Andrew was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration and won awards from Harvard for his innovation and success at passing major legislation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English