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Lone star rising : Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1908-1960

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume one of a two-volume biography follows Johnson's life from his childhood on the banks of the Pedernales to his election as vice president under Kennedy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 0195054350 9780195054354
OCLC Number: 21876120
Description: xiv, 721 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: part 1. The making of a politician, 1908-1937. The heritage ; Childhood ; Student and teacher ; Kleberg's secretary ; The making of a congressman --
part 2. The congressman, 1937-1948. The New Dealer ; National politics ; Politics, patriotism, and personal gain ; The liberal as conservative ; Texas elects a senator --
part 3. The senator, 1949-1954. "The best possible senator for- Texas" ; For country, party, and self ; Bipartisan politics --
part 4. The majority leader, 1955-1960. The making of a majority leader ; The liberal nationalist ; The making of a vice president.
Responsibility: Robert Dallek.
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This is the first volume of a biographical study of Lyndon Johnson's place in American society. It traces his political career from the House of Representatives to the Senate, from his role as  Read more...

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