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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, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John V Lindsay; John V Lindsay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent J Cannato
ISBN: 0465008445 9780465008445
OCLC Number: 50635169
Description: xv, 703 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 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. 15. Assessing the Lindsay years --
ch. 16. "Good-bye to all that."
Responsibility: Vincent J. Cannato.

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