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I was born in NYC but at the age of five my family moved out to the Long Island suburbs along with many white ethnic families. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Andrew Platek
This book is a thorough and engaging look at the issues facing New York City in the 1960s and 1970s, and the chain of events that led to the city's downward spiral in the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by ADinMA
Lindsay was first elected to office as the congressional representative of Manhattan's "Silk Stocking" district & was deemed unpopular. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Michelle
The title is apt..."An Ungovernable City." Lindsay, like Obama today, thought he could just wave a magic wand of Liberal policies and money giveaways, and all would be changed. Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by J. Fay
I finished this book educated to the extent of the challenges Lindsay faced as mayor, but like most assessments of his leadership, am left ambivalent and confused about his legacy. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Jeffrey Swystun
Vote people into power and they'll send police to beat you when there's a disagreement.
Ever has it been, save for a unique time in New York City from 1965 to 1973 when... Read more
I bought this book over 5 years ago and it sat collecting dust on the shelf. It looked too long and too arcane to spend any serious time with 'The Ungovernable City'. Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by madhatter
Mr. Cannato's biography of John Lindsay provides an interesting and informative account of Lindsay's mayoralty. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by Robert Fishman
An excellent book, but Cannato is too quick to criticize Lindsay without pointing out the constraints that New York and other cities are tied with. Read morePublished on January 4, 2003 by JSB-Chicago