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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 847 .G66 1991 30775305529878 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780312060275
  • ISBN: 0312060270
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 432 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 1991.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-420) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreward -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Author's postscript -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.: 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. -- Amazon.com
Subject: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
Presidents United States Biography
United States Politics and government 1963-1969
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