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The Resource Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, Irving Bernstein

Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, Irving Bernstein

Label
Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson
Title
Guns or butter
Title remainder
the presidency of Lyndon Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Irving Bernstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The presidency of Lyndon Johnson was a pivotal moment in twentieth-century American history. From the decisive social programs of the Great Society, to the triumph of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts, to the catastrophe of the Vietnam War and domestic unrest, it was an era of dramatic accomplishment and wrenching tragedy. In Guns or Butter, renowned historian Irving Bernstein brings those five climactic years of the sixties vividly to life, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald aimed a rifle from the window of the Texas School Depository to the tense ballot-counting that put Richard Nixon in the White House in 1968
  • From the dark moments after Kennedy's assassination in 1963, to the heady days of legislative victories of 1965, to the bloody crescendo of riots, assassinations, and military battles in 1968, Johnson's administration was a defining moment in modern American history. In Guns or Butter, Irving Bernstein brilliantly captures both the events and the meaning of those momentous years. Aside from its historical value, this book has major current significance. The legislative program Newt Gingrich and his Republican colleagues introduced in 1995 was designed to repeal the Great Society. Before doing so, members of Congress and the interested public should understand Lyndon Johnson's vision and the legislation that was enacted during the sixties. Guns or Butter provides that critical information
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
.B45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, Irving Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-575) and index
Contents
Fifteen days -- The tax cut -- The civil rights act of 1964 -- The war on poverty -- Prelude: the 1964 election -- Medicare: the jewel in the crown -- Breakthrough in education -- Selma and the Voting Rights Act -- Immigration: righting the national origins wrong -- The environment: from conservation to pollution -- Failure: the repeal of right-to-work -- Unhinging the state of the union -- Vietnam: sliding into the quagmire -- Launching the great inflation -- Turmoil at home -- Updating the minimum wage and social security -- Lyndon Johnson, patron of the arts -- Model cities -- The collapse of the Johnson presidency -- Guns or butter
Control code
31754828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 606 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195063127
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94046879
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, Irving Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-575) and index
Contents
Fifteen days -- The tax cut -- The civil rights act of 1964 -- The war on poverty -- Prelude: the 1964 election -- Medicare: the jewel in the crown -- Breakthrough in education -- Selma and the Voting Rights Act -- Immigration: righting the national origins wrong -- The environment: from conservation to pollution -- Failure: the repeal of right-to-work -- Unhinging the state of the union -- Vietnam: sliding into the quagmire -- Launching the great inflation -- Turmoil at home -- Updating the minimum wage and social security -- Lyndon Johnson, patron of the arts -- Model cities -- The collapse of the Johnson presidency -- Guns or butter
Control code
31754828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 606 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195063127
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94046879
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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