Books: Excerpt

"During a 1970 campaign swing, a reporter called out to [Rockefeller] as he boarded his plane, 'Hey, Governor, there's more than your image showing.' Indeed, the seat of his trousers had split... 'Get me the sewing kit.' Sitting unselfconsciously in his shorts, he sewed up the seam... while reporters and staff first gaped, then cheered as he completed the rescue. He looked up with the smile of one who knows he has pleasantly startled. 'See. I went to a progressive school.' "


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