The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

Joseph A. Califano Jr.

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest family adviser through the White condo years comes a e-book within which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his uncooked and earthy glory” (The long island instances publication Review) that’s been referred to as “a pleasure to learn” (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington publish booklet World). And now, a brand new introductory essay brings the reader brand new on Johnson’s impression on the United States today.

Califano takes us into the Oval workplace because the judgements that irrevocably replaced the U.S. have been being crafted to create Johnson’s bold nice Society. He indicates us LBJ’s dedication to monetary and social revolution, and his willingness to do no matter what it took to accomplish his targets. Califano uncorks LBJ’s legislative genius and divulges the political guile it took to move the legislation in civil rights, poverty, immigration reform, overall healthiness, schooling, environmental safeguard, client defense, the humanities, and communications.

President Lyndon Johnson used to be larger than life—and not anyone who labored for him or used to be subjected to the “Johnson remedy” ever forgot it. As Johnson’s “Deputy President of family Affairs” (The big apple Times), Joseph A. Califano’s specified courting with the president enormously enriches our figuring out of our thirty-sixth president, whose old importance is still felt all through each nook of the US to today.

A no-holds-barred account of Johnson’s presidency, The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is an intimate portrait of a President whose towering ambition for his state and himself reshaped America—and finally ended in his choice to withdraw from the political area within which he fought so not easy.

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