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The Resource Around the world with LBJ : my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant, James U. Cross ; with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice

Around the world with LBJ : my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant, James U. Cross ; with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice

Label
Around the world with LBJ : my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant
Title
Around the world with LBJ
Title remainder
my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant
Statement of responsibility
James U. Cross ; with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to go somewhere, there was no stopping him. This dynamic president called for Air Force One as others summon a taxi--at a moment's notice, whatever the hour or the weather. And the man who made sure that LBJ got his ride was General James U. Cross, the president's hand-picked pilot, top military assistant, and personal confidante. One of the few Air Force One pilots to have a position, simultaneously, in the White House, General Cross is also the only member of LBJ's inner circle who has not publicly offered his recollections of the president. In this book, he goes on the record, creating a fascinating, behind-the-scenes portrait of America's complex, often contradictory, always larger-than-life thirty-sixth president. General Cross tells an engrossing story. In addition to piloting Air Force One around the globe, he served President Johnson in multiple capacities, including directing the Military Office in the White House; managing a secret two-million-dollar presidential emergency fund; supervising the presidential retreat at Camp David, the president's entire transportation fleet, and the presidential bomb shelters; running the White House Mess; hiring White House social aides, including the president's future son-in-law, Charles Robb; and writing condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Vietnam. This wide-ranging, around-the-clock access to President Johnson allowed Cross to witness events and share moments that add color and depth to our understanding of America's arguably most demanding and unpredictable president."--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.923092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E847.2
LC item number
.C76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Around the world with LBJ : my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant, James U. Cross ; with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-200) and index
Contents
  • 29
  • Chapter 4
  • Joining the Inner Circle
  • 39
  • Chapter 5
  • Angel Is Airborne
  • 52
  • Chapter 6
  • The Shadow of Vietnam
  • 73
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • The Enforcer
  • 89
  • Chapter 8
  • Visiting Vietnam and Southeast Asia
  • 110
  • Chapter 9
  • Around the World, Part One
  • 133
  • Chapter 10
  • The Longest Day
  • Around the World, Part Two
  • 148
  • Chapter 11
  • My Turn to Serve in Vietnam
  • 168
  • Chapter 12
  • Farewell to a Friend
  • 182
  • 1
  • Chapter 2
  • The Early Years
  • 12
  • Chapter 3
  • Bringing Home a Hero
Control code
179786701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780292717688
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043296
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)179786701
Label
Around the world with LBJ : my wild ride as Air Force One pilot, White House aide, and personal confidant, James U. Cross ; with Denise Gamino and Gary Rice
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-200) and index
Contents
  • 29
  • Chapter 4
  • Joining the Inner Circle
  • 39
  • Chapter 5
  • Angel Is Airborne
  • 52
  • Chapter 6
  • The Shadow of Vietnam
  • 73
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • The Enforcer
  • 89
  • Chapter 8
  • Visiting Vietnam and Southeast Asia
  • 110
  • Chapter 9
  • Around the World, Part One
  • 133
  • Chapter 10
  • The Longest Day
  • Around the World, Part Two
  • 148
  • Chapter 11
  • My Turn to Serve in Vietnam
  • 168
  • Chapter 12
  • Farewell to a Friend
  • 182
  • 1
  • Chapter 2
  • The Early Years
  • 12
  • Chapter 3
  • Bringing Home a Hero
Control code
179786701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780292717688
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043296
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)179786701

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