Our Darkest Hours

New York County Leadership & the COVID Pandemic 

by Stephen Acquario, Peter Golden & Mark LaVigne



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665705486
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665705479
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781665705493

About the Book

Nobody is coming to help, it’s up to us.

That was the mindset of New York’s county leaders, who within a couple of hours of a declared state of emergency, became the onsite incident commanders charged with protecting the lives and the health of families, friends, neighbors, and residents through the deadliest public health crisis in a century.

The COVID-19 pandemic took the life of over 50,000 New Yorkers in a year. These were their darkest hours, and here are their stories of leadership in the face of the chaotic and disjointed response from the state and federal government.

Our Darkest Hours provides a glimpse into the fear, struggle, triumph, and pain as leaders worked to protect people’s lives and livelihoods.

About the Author

Stephen Acquario, Esq., has counseled local government officials on all aspects of governance for the past thirty years.

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian, and novelist. His latest novel, Nothing Is Forgotten, which explores the connection between the Holocaust and Cold War, is published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.

Mark LaVigne, Ph.D., has spent more than twenty-five years in organizational and strategic communication, working with federal, state, and local government officials.