Wonderful Town!

The Ungovernable City

by Douglas Yates

Bum Rap on America's Cities: The Real Causes of Urban Decay

by Richard S. Morris
Considering the books under review, I thought it fortunate that Edward Koch doesn’t read much. Friends say New York’s new mayor works “in an oral tradition.” He enjoys movies and conversation. His favorite book, he once told me, was Merle Miller’s Plain Speaking. Neither Douglas Yates’s nor Richard Morris’s book …