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LBJ : architect of American ambition

Author: Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the thirty-sixth president's personal and political lives, offering insight into his struggles with borderline bipolar disorder, the legacy of his reform movements, and his administrative role in the Vietnam War.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woods, Randall Bennett, 1944-
LBJ.
New York : Free Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)606404623
Online version:
Woods, Randall Bennett, 1944-
LBJ.
New York : Free Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607641925
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: Randall Bennett Woods
ISBN: 0684834588 9780684834580
OCLC Number: 65820366
Description: x, 1007 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. Roots --
2. Growing up --
3. College --
4. The secretary --
5. Lady Bird and the NYA --
6. Congress --
7. Pappy --
8. War --
9. Truman and the coming of the cold war --
10. Coke --
11. A populist gentlemen's club --
12. Leader --
13. Passing the Lord's prayer --
14. Back from the edge --
15. Containing the red-hots : from Dulles to the Dixie Association --
16. Lost in space --
17. 1960 --
18. Camelot meets Mr. Cornpone --
19. Hanging on --
20. Interregnum : death and resurrection --
21. "Kennedy was too conservative for me" --
22. Free at last --
23. Containment at home and abroad --
24. "The countryside of the world" --
25. Bobby --
26. Barry --
27. A new bill of rights --
28. The crux of the matter --
29. Daunted courage --
30. Castro's and Kennedy's shadows --
31. A city on the hill --
32. Balancing act --
33. Divisions --
34. Civil war --
35. Battling Dr. Strangelove --
36. The holy land --
37. Backlash --
38. Of hawks and doves, vultures and chickens --
39. Tet --
40. A midsummer nightmare --
41. Touching the void --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Responsibility: Randall B. Woods.
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A dramatic reappraisal of one of the most significant and least understood presidents in American history, based on extraordinary interviews and documents - this is LBJ as he has never been seen  Read more...

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