LINDSAY: A Man For Tomorrow by Daniel E. Button

LINDSAY: A Man For Tomorrow

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This is the second campaign biography of New York's mayoralty candidate to appear in as many months. Casper Citron's John V. Lindsay: The Silk Stocking Story (P. 796) focussed on the district as well as the man while this one concentrates a totally admiring glance on the man alone. John (""I am a Republican but don't hold it against me"") Lindsay is held up as more than a tooth paste ad image, but the tone of extravagant praise, even when it is deserved, becomes as wearying as a convention nominating speech. Political biographer salways manage to find or place their subjects at the very ""crossroads"" of decision and Mr. Button is no exception. In his terms, Lindsay didn't just support civil rights legislation, ""he performed feats."" There is very little space given over to just what Lindsay plans to do if elected Mayor of New York City and quite a lot of space wasted on where he'll go after that, with the White House the limit. If you must buy, save your pennies and take a flyer in the paper edition because it looks like at least 10 more years of Lindsay campaign biographies to come.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1965
Publisher: Random House