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Flawed giant : Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973, Robert Dallek

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Flawed giant : Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973
Title
Flawed giant
Title remainder
Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dallek
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dallek takes us through Johnson's tumultuous years in the White House, his unprecedented accomplishments there, and the tragic war that would be his downfall. Drawing on hundreds of newly released tapes and extensive interviews with those closest to LBJ - including fresh insights from Lady Bird and his press secretary Bill Moyers - Dallek takes us behind the scenes to give us a portrait of Johnson that is at once even-handed and completely engrossing. We see Johnson as the visionary leader who worked his will on Congress like no president before or since, enacting a range of crucial legislation, from Medicare, Clean Air and Water Acts, the establishment of the National Endowments for the Arts and for the Humanities, and Public Broadcasting to the most significant advances in civil rights for black Americans ever achieved. And we see for the first time the depth of Johnson's private anguish as he became increasingly ensnared in Vietnam, a war he did not want to expand and which destroyed his hopes for The Great Society and a second term
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.923/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E847
LC item number
.D26 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Flawed giant : Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973, Robert Dallek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [629]-736) and index
Contents
  • Stalemate
  • Last hurrahs
  • Unfinished business
  • After the fall
  • "The most insignificant office"
  • From JFK to LBJ
  • "Landslide Lyndon"
  • King of the hill
  • Foreign policy dilemmas
  • Retreat from the Great Society
  • "Lyndon Johnson's War"
  • A sea of troubles
Control code
37870628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 754 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195054651
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97039084
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
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Label
Flawed giant : Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973, Robert Dallek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [629]-736) and index
Contents
  • Stalemate
  • Last hurrahs
  • Unfinished business
  • After the fall
  • "The most insignificant office"
  • From JFK to LBJ
  • "Landslide Lyndon"
  • King of the hill
  • Foreign policy dilemmas
  • Retreat from the Great Society
  • "Lyndon Johnson's War"
  • A sea of troubles
Control code
37870628
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 754 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195054651
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97039084
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill.

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