Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312060275
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Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author, then a young woman from Harvard, first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967, she became fascinated by the man--his character, his enormous energy and drive, and his manner of wielding these gifts in an endless pursuit of power. As a member of his White House staff, she soon became his personal confidante, and in the years before his death he revealed himself to her as he did to no other. Widely praised and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity.

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312063542
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In its drama and scope, this number one bestseller about two families--whose ambitions propelled them to unprecedented power and whose passions nearly destroyed them--is one of the richest works of biography in the last decade. "Rarely has popular history rung so authentic".--The New York Times. First time in trade paper. Photographs.

Dak To And The Border Battles Of Vietnam 1967 1968

Author: Michael A. Eggleston
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666417X
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In 1967, the North Vietnamese launched a series of offensives in the Central Highlands along the border with South Vietnam--a strategic move intended to draw U.S. and South Vietnamese forces away from major cities before the Tet Offensive. A series of bloody engagements known as "the border battles" followed, with the principle action taking place at Dak To. Drawing on the writings of key figures, veterans' memoirs and the author's records from two tours in Vietnam, this book merges official history with the recollections of those who were there, revealing previously unpublished details of these decisive battles.

Lyndon B Johnson

Author: Charles Peters
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429948241
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The towering figure who sought to transform America into a "Great Society" but whose ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam War Few figures in American history are as compelling and complex as Lyndon Baines Johnson, who established himself as the master of the U.S. Senate in the 1950s and succeeded John F. Kennedy in the White House after Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. Charles Peters, a keen observer of Washington politics for more than five decades, tells the story of Johnson's presidency as the tale of an immensely talented politician driven by ambition and desire. As part of the Kennedy-Johnson administration from 1961 to 1968, Peters knew key players, including Johnson's aides, giving him inside knowledge of the legislative wizardry that led to historic triumphs like the Voting Rights Act and the personal insecurities that led to the tragedy of Vietnam. Peters's experiences have given him unique insight into the poisonous rivalry between Johnson and Robert F. Kennedy, showing how their misunderstanding of each other exacerbated Johnson's self-doubt and led him into the morass of Vietnam, which crippled his presidency and finally drove this larger-than-life man from the office that was his lifelong ambition.

Flawed Giant

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195054652
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Based on hundreds of newly released tapes and extensive interviews with Johnson's advisors and confidants, the author reveals the complexities of Lyndon Johnson during his presidency

Character Above All

Author: Robert A. Wilson
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780684827094
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Includes essays by Doris Kearns Goodwin on FDR, David McCullough on Truman, Stephen Ambrose on Eisenhower, and Richard Reeves on Kennedy

Taking Charge

Author: Michael R. Beschloss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684847922
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Portrays the thirty-sixth president as a man who struggled to surpass JFK on civil rights, guided the country into Vietnam, and twisted the arms of friends and enemies alike

Lyndon B Johnson

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195159219
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A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War. Reprint.

The Triumph Tragedy Of Lyndon Johnson

Author: Joseph A. Califano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476794766
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Describes Johnson's obsession with Vietnam and his manipulation of Congress and the economy to achieve his goals.

Indomitable Will

Author: Mark K. Updegrove
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307887715
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A comprehensive oral history of Johnson's presidency is presented in the words of the 36th President and some of his closest associates, offering insight into his perspectives on the sweeping changes affecting his time, from Medicare and civil rights to his anti-poverty legislation and the Vietnam War. By the author of Second Acts. 50,000 first printing.