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The triumph and tragedy of Lyndon Johnson : the White House years

Author: Joseph A Califano, Jr.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
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From Lyndon Johnson's closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which has been called "a joy to read" (Stephen Ambrose)


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Califano, Jr.
ISBN: 9781476798790 1476798796
OCLC Number: 898155395
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part I. Happy days --
The beginning --
The decision --
Racing against high expectations --
The war against poverty and the battle for beauty --
Scrambling --
Guns and butter --
Going for the Great Society --
The great 89th --
Part II. Sleepless nights --
The press and the credibility gap --
State of the union 1967 --
Who shall serve in Vietnam when not all serve --
Six-day war --
Burn, baby, burn! --
Arm twisting for the nation's capital --
The going gets tougher --
Part III. Nightmare year --
"I shall not seek and will not accept..." --
The King assassination --
Who is LBJ's candidate? --
The Robert Kennedy assassination --
The Fortas fiasco --
The Democratic Convention and presidential campaign --
Winding down.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Califano, Jr.


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"Frank, detailed and nuanced story of [Califano's] four years as one of Lyndon Johnson's chief advisors [which] deserves more attention than it ever received." -- Michael Bechloss * The Wall Read more...

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