The notes of a non-native son, by birth a New Yorker, by choice a Hoosier, are surprisingly candid as they take on the Indiana scene. Irving Leinbowitz, managing editor and columnist of the Indianapolis Times, probes the appeal of a Bill enner-- a ""made-in-Indiana product"" and symbol who is ""about as far to the right as you can get and still stay inside the Republican Party"", discusses the Hoosier attitude to Taft and Willkie; the place of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Legion. Among other institutions are Notre Dame and the Speedway. Then there are the cities, from Terre Haute, ""sin town"", to Fort Wayne, ""clean, proud and generous"", with their own political hierarchies, particularly in Indianapolis. Heavy on inside personalities, this is an insider's book, not really geared to travel.