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The ungovernable city : John Lindsay and his struggle to save New York

Author: Vincent J Cannato
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The passing of John Lindsay at the age of 79 in December 2000 generated nostalgic memories of a dashing politician and a by-gone era in New York City. When Lindsay, a liberal Republican from the city's "Silk Stocking" district, was elected mayor of New York in 1965, political observers described him as a White Knight, the best hope for a stagnant and troubled city. A reformer with movie-star looks, Lindsay brought
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cannato, Vincent J., 1967-
Ungovernable city.
New York : Basic Books, c2001
(OCoLC)606537601
Named Person: John V Lindsay; John Vliet Lindsay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent J Cannato
ISBN: 0465008437 9780465008438
OCLC Number: 45821155
Description: xv, 703 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The District's Pride, the Nation's Hope --
Ch. 2. Mugwump for Mayor: The 1965 Campaign --
Ch. 3. Fighting the "Power Brokers" --
Ch. 4. Of Riots, Racial Tensions, and the Youth Rebellion --
Ch. 5. The Civilian Complaint Review Board --
Ch. 6. 1968 and the Rise of "Dissensus" Politics --
Ch. 7. Columbia University, 1968: A School Under Siege --
Ch. 8. From Integration to Decentralization to Community Control: Reforming the New York City Public Schools --
Ch. 9. Community Control and the 1968 Teachers' Strikes: The Debacle at Ocean Hill-Brownsville --
Ch. 10. Blacks and Jews: Old Allies, New Tensions --
Ch. 11. Escape from New York? John Lindsay's Political Dilemmas --
Ch. 12. Confronting the White Ethnics: The 1969 Campaign --
Ch. 13. Charting a Second Term Afloat an Ever-Turbulent Sea --
Ch. 14. Political Disaster: Switching Parties, Forest Hills, and Running for President --
Ch. 15. Assessing the Lindsay Years --
Ch. 16. "Good-Bye to All That"
Responsibility: Vincent J. Cannato.

Abstract:

"The passing of John Lindsay at the age of 79 in December 2000 generated nostalgic memories of a dashing politician and a by-gone era in New York City. When Lindsay, a liberal Republican from the city's "Silk Stocking" district, was elected mayor of New York in 1965, political observers described him as a White Knight, the best hope for a stagnant and troubled city. A reformer with movie-star looks, Lindsay brought glamour and hope to City Hall.

At the height of his popularity, leading politicians from both parties, including Nelson Rockefeller and Bobby Kennedy, feared Lindsay's growing popularity. Some even pegged him for the White House. After his second term as mayor, however, Lindsay left office fatigued and disillusioned, his political career devoid of its early promise, a man rendered as one pundit described him an "exile" in his own city.

In his insightful book, The Ungovernable City, Vincent Cannato details what happened to Lindsay and to New York during these tumultuous years."--BOOK JACKET.

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