Towards the end of this encomium, the author admits that ""in the mind and heart of this old friend the Governor of California has no faults."" He's that sort of fellow and this is that sort of book. It presents Edmund Gerald Brown (and tells how he got to be called ""Pat"") as ""simply a man who loves people, conscientious, frank, humble, purposeful, optimistic. It tells how he worked up from Yell Leader at Lowell High in San Francisco, through law school days, to the Job of District Attorney, then, on a second try, Attorney General, and in 1958, opposing Senator Knowland, Governor of the fastest growing state in the nation. As Governor, Pat Brown has made and kept more promises than any other man in that post, Mr. Schumann asserts, and points to the record as he has done before in Brown's previous positions. He reviews the Chessman case as proof of integrity before expediency, the Water Plan as farseeing. He ends with the statement in regard to Brown's Upward mobility, that he is ""more than yesterday, less than tomorrow."" And in case that mobility leads to Washington, this is one more move in the right direction for the ambitious, ebullient Governor Brown.