YOUNG JOHN TAKES OVER by Elizabeth Jordan

YOUNG JOHN TAKES OVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kinds prissy, this with lots of homely counseling throughout -- but it is a capable job and there's always a market for this sort of light romance for conservatives. The story of Johnnyfourth Campbell, who steps into his father's shoes with trepidation, only to prove he is quite the hero his father was. Liberal, crusading, he carries on his father's fight against politician Manning and his coterie, to clean up the city. Manning uses his daughter, Genevieve, as bait to sidetrack him -- and Johnny -- fourth while attracted, distrusts anything Manning touches. But eventually he runs for Mayor, defeats the Manning machine, and wins Genevieve, no strings attached. The setting is New England.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1942
Publisher: Appleton-Century