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JFK and LBJ : the influence of personality upon politics

Author: Tom Wicker
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author "explains two tragic ironies of contemporary American politics: Why John F. Kennedy, the popular President, could not reach his legislative goals, and why Lyndon B. Johnson, the consummate domestic politician, allowed his great consensus to disappear in the unpopular war in Vietnam."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wicker, Tom.
JFK and LBJ.
New York, Morrow, 1968
(OCoLC)564383572
Online version:
Wicker, Tom.
JFK and LBJ.
New York, Morrow, 1968
(OCoLC)606314784
Named Person: John F Kennedy; Lyndon B Johnson; John F (john Fitzgerald) Kennedy; Lyndon B (lyndon Baines) Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Wicker
OCLC Number: 475251
Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Kennedy and Johnson --
Kennedy loses congress --
'Alone, at the top' --
Judge Smith and Mr. Sam --
Government of men --
'No purgin', no packin' ' --
Headcount --
Look away, Dixieland --
Washing out the laundries --
The church takes a stand --
The education of JFK --
Johnson loses his consensus --
Dark Saturday --
The first priority --
commitment --
'One great democratic tent' --
The ebullience of power --
Master of nothing.
Responsibility: by Tom Wicker.

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The author "explains two tragic ironies of contemporary American politics: Why John F. Kennedy, the popular President, could not reach his legislative goals, and why Lyndon B. Johnson, the consummate domestic politician, allowed his great consensus to disappear in the unpopular war in Vietnam."

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