Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.
John Gunther served thirty years as the staff head of the United States Conference of Mayors and here examines in detail the development of U.S. federal-city relations. He argues that each step of the federal-city relationship was a major effort by mayors to win intergovernmental cooperation.