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No hail, no farewell, Louis Heren

Label
No hail, no farewell
Title
No hail, no farewell
Statement of responsibility
Louis Heren
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sympathetic chronology of President Johnson's part in the Johnson years by the Washington correspondent of the London Times. The tone is serioso-banal with its ""fatefuls"" and its little contrasts between British parliamentary structures and American. Heren underlines LBJ's conviction that Robert Kennedy was out to destroy him, his contempt for Harold Wilson, and his (questionable) status as ""the first president to have accepted the fact that something had to be done to help Negroes take their place in American society."" The Vietnam War occupies the foreground. LBJ blundered by ""insulating the electorate from tire war"" while coming to depend on the Pentagon for war reports. Heren denies that the administration scotched negotiation possibilities, and confirms the fact that months before U.S. combat troops were publicly committed, the decision had been made. The Kennedy liberals who fled from their responsibility for the war are chastised; so is MacNamara; Lady Bird is credited with decisive pressure to abdicate. The book offers anecdotes (Rusk breaking down at his farewell party) but little character penetration. Not surprisingly, it ends up confirming the initial premise that LBJ was a hardworking Jacksonian trapped by historical circumstances, a Majority Leader in the wrong job at the wrong time. Heren's The New American Commonwealth (1968) won a JFK Memorial Award; this will win a good deal of attention.
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Kirkusreviews.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.923/0924
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.H4 1970
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
No hail, no farewell, Louis Heren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
90114
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 p.
Lccn
71095964
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): With dust jacket.
Label
No hail, no farewell, Louis Heren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
90114
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 p.
Lccn
71095964
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): With dust jacket.

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