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LBJ : architect of American ambition

Author: Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This dramatic reappraisal of one of the most significant and least understood presidents in American history is based on extraordinary interviews and documents, revealing a Lyndon Baines Johnson as never seen before.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Bennett Woods
ISBN: 9780684834580 0684834588
OCLC Number: 68770880
Description: 1007 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Roots --
Growing up --
College --
The secretary --
Lady Bird and the NYA --
Congress --
Pappy --
War --
Truman and the coming of the cold war --
Coke --
A populist gentlemen's club --
Leader --
Passing the Lord's prayer --
Back from the edge --
Containing the red-hots: from Dulles to the Dixie Association --
Lost in space --
1960 --
Camelot meets Mr. Cornpone --
Hanging on --
Interregnum: death and resurrection --
"Kennedy was too conservative for me" --
Free at last --
Containment at home and abroad --
"The countryside of the world" --
Bobby --
Barry --
A new bill of rights --
The crux of the matter --
Daunted courage --
Castro's and Kennedy's shadows --
A city on the hill --
Balancing act --
Divisions --
Civil war --
Battling Dr. Strangelove --
The holy land --
Backlash --
Of hawks and doves, vultures and chickens --
Tet --
A midsummer nightmare --
Touching the void.
Responsibility: Randall B. Woods.

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