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

Author: Joseph A Califano, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2015. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Touchstone trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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
Biography
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Joseph A Califano, Jr.; Joseph A Califano, Jr.; Lyndon B Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Califano, Jr.
ISBN: 9781476798790 1476798796 9781476794761 1476794766
OCLC Number: 899738174
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: xl, 421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 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.
Other Titles: Triumph and tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
Responsibility: Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

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"One of the very best presidential memoirs I have ever read." -- Liz Smith * Newsday * "A revealing anecdote-laden work...Califano...can really write. Four stars." -- Larry King * USA Today * "Rich Read more...

 
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As part of both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidential administrations, the author has an insider view of politics,...
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