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The Resource Fun city : John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s, Sean Deveney

Fun city : John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s, Sean Deveney

Label
Fun city : John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s
Title
Fun city
Title remainder
John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Sean Deveney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city's transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay a handsome, young former congressman with presidential aspirations and he would approach the issue with an unconventional outlook that would be his hallmark. He ignored the cold and walked four miles, famously declaring, I still think it is a fun city." As profound social, racial, and cultural change sank the city into repeated crises, critics lampooned Lindsay's fun city." Yet for all the hard times the city endured during and after his tenure as mayor, there was indeed fun to be had. Against this backdrop, too, the sporting scene saw tremendous upheaval,"--NoveList
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deveney, Sean
Dewey number
974.71/04/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.54.L55
LC item number
D48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindsay, John V.
  • Namath, Joe Willie
  • Mayors
  • City and town life
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Fun city : John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s, Sean Deveney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- "I believe the Jets have found their star" -- Enter John Vliet Lindsay -- Decline and Fall -- "What's the matter, rookie?" -- Ten Million Lunatics -- Meet the Mets -- the Fun City Has a Fun Mayor -- White and Black and Redneck -- "I think we're going to have a riot" -- No Quarrel with Them Vietcong -- Backlash -- "Nothing but garbage and rats" -- Of Riot, Revolt, and Hair -- "What kind of people are we?" -- Confrontation -- "I'll guarantee you" -- Light, Meaningless, Dippy and Lovely Few Days -- Eating Crow -- "A year ago I would have felt it was pretty hopeless" -- The Saints of Lost Causes -- "It is best not to plan on promises and dreams" -- Source Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn902657165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613218150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902657165
Label
Fun city : John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and how sports saved New York in the 1960s, Sean Deveney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- "I believe the Jets have found their star" -- Enter John Vliet Lindsay -- Decline and Fall -- "What's the matter, rookie?" -- Ten Million Lunatics -- Meet the Mets -- the Fun City Has a Fun Mayor -- White and Black and Redneck -- "I think we're going to have a riot" -- No Quarrel with Them Vietcong -- Backlash -- "Nothing but garbage and rats" -- Of Riot, Revolt, and Hair -- "What kind of people are we?" -- Confrontation -- "I'll guarantee you" -- Light, Meaningless, Dippy and Lovely Few Days -- Eating Crow -- "A year ago I would have felt it was pretty hopeless" -- The Saints of Lost Causes -- "It is best not to plan on promises and dreams" -- Source Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn902657165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613218150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902657165

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