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Battle for Bed-Stuy

The Long War on Poverty in New York City

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Senator and the Secretary
  • 1. A Suitcase Full of Knives
  • 2. Mobilizing the Forces
  • 3. From the Clubhouse to the White House
  • 4. War and Rumors of War
  • 5. Maximum Feasible Bureaucratization
  • 6. The Power to Act
  • 7. Whose Community, What Action?
  • 8. From the Ground Up
  • Epilogue: Gloom and Boom
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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