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The Resource Lyndon Johnson and the American dream, Doris Kearns

Lyndon Johnson and the American dream, Doris Kearns

Label
Lyndon Johnson and the American dream
Title
Lyndon Johnson and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Doris Kearns
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed by the New York Times as "the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read," Doris Kearns Goodwin's extraordinary and insightful book draws from meticulous research in addition to the author's time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Lyndon Johnson's term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream she traces the 36th president's life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawn from personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of America's most compelling politicians
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.923/092/4
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lyndon Johnson and the American dream, Doris Kearns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-420) and index
Contents
Growing up -- Education and the dream of success -- The making of a politician -- Rise to power in the senate -- The senate leader -- The vice-presidency -- The transition year -- The great society -- Vietnam -- Things go wrong -- Under siege in the White House -- The withdrawal
Control code
2034819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 432 p.
Lccn
75042831
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Withdrawn 3/22/84.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers).
  • Library's copy 5 (University Archives): Gift of James Persyn (class of 1961), 2014. Stamped on t.p.: Ennis Public Library, Ennis, Texas 75119. With covered dust jacket.
Label
Lyndon Johnson and the American dream, Doris Kearns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-420) and index
Contents
Growing up -- Education and the dream of success -- The making of a politician -- Rise to power in the senate -- The senate leader -- The vice-presidency -- The transition year -- The great society -- Vietnam -- Things go wrong -- Under siege in the White House -- The withdrawal
Control code
2034819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 432 p.
Lccn
75042831
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Withdrawn 3/22/84.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers).
  • Library's copy 5 (University Archives): Gift of James Persyn (class of 1961), 2014. Stamped on t.p.: Ennis Public Library, Ennis, Texas 75119. With covered dust jacket.

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      29.888873 -97.943078
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