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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  • Release Date :2015-08-04
  • Total pages :438
  • ISBN : 1497683858
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Summary : With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals. Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After 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. Drawing on personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation’s most compelling politicians in “the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read” (The New York Times).

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :463
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Leadership

Leadership
  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  • Release Date :2019-10-01
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 1476795932
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Summary : The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? “If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

Taking Charge

Taking Charge
  • Author : Michael R. Beschloss
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  • Release Date :1998-09-18
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 0684847922
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Summary : 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 Johnson and the Great Society

Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
  • Author : John A. Andrew
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :211
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Summary : Examines President Lyndon Johnson's attempts at social reform

Who Stole the American Dream?

Who Stole the American Dream?
  • Author : Hedrick Smith
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :579
  • ISBN : 0812982053
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Summary : Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

LBJ's 1968

LBJ's 1968
  • Author : Kyle Longley
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  • Release Date :2018-01-31
  • Total pages :374
  • ISBN : 1107193036
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Summary : LBJ's 1968 examines President Lyndon Johnson and his response to the year that he characterized as a 'year of a continuous nightmare'.

Judgment Days

Judgment Days
  • Author : Nick Kotz
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :522
  • ISBN : 9780618641833
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Summary : The first comprehensive account of the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King uses FBI wiretaps, Johnson's taped telephone conversations, and previously undisclosed communications between the two to paint a fascinating portrait of this important relationship. Reprint.

Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising
  • Author : Robert Dallek
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  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :721
  • ISBN : 9780195054354
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Summary : Discusses the contradictions of Johnson's early life and career, including his years as congressman, senator, and majority leader

No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time
  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :768
  • ISBN : 1476750572
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Summary : Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam

Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam
  • Author : Larry Berman
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  • Release Date :1991-04-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0393242536
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Summary : "Stunning....The portrait of the embattled and unyielding president that emerges is vivid and memorable."—Publishers Weekly By 1968, the United States had committed over 525,000 men to Vietnam and bombed virtually all military targets recommended by the joint Chiefs of Staff. Yet, the United States was no closer to securing its objectives than it had been prior to the Americanization of the war. The long-promised light at the end of the tunnel was a mirage. This absorbing account reveals the bankruptcy of the bombing campaign against North Vietnam, the failures of political reform in South Vietnam and the bitter bureaucratic conflicts between the US government and its military commanders.

Indomitable Will

Indomitable Will
  • Author : Mark K. Updegrove
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0307887715
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Summary : 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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Author : Charles Peters
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  • Release Date :2010-06-08
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1429948248
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Summary : 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.

The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
  • Author : Joseph A. Califano
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  • Release Date :2015-02-03
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 1476794766
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Summary : Describes Johnson's obsession with Vietnam and his manipulation of Congress and the economy to achieve his goals.

Wright Patman

Wright Patman
  • Author : Nancy Beck Young
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :428
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Summary : Nancy Beck Young's is the first book-length assessment of Texas Congressman Wright Patman's public life. Based on exhaustive research, this crisp congressional biography analyzes one of the twentieth century's most colorful and controversial legislators. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1928 and serving until his death in 1976, Patman combined populism with liberalism to fashion his own vision of how best to preserve the American Dream. Patman often operated on the margins of Washington politics, but through the force of his personality and his effectiveness as a speaker, he was able to coerce his colleagues to address his reform agenda. His abilities as a campaigner and his dependability as a Democratic vote in Congress on all questions except civil rights made him an important though sometimes unwelcome ally for the Democratic presidents under whom he served. From his earliest days in Congress Patman sought payment of a "bonus" for World War I veterans, to fulfill a debt to the men who fought for their country as well as to provide a depression relief and reform program that would expand the nation's currency. His assault on chain stores stemmed from his concern that they were destructive of mom-and-pop ventures as well as traditional American values and communities. During and after World War II he lobbied for programs beneficial to the small businesses he believed were victims of a federal policy that encouraged large multinational corporations. In the 1960s and 1970s he added a new dimension to his attack on elite privileges, maintaining that most large foundations existed not for charitable purposes but as tax dodges for the wealthy families that established them. His perennial crusade against the Federal Reserve and against high interest rates intensified as interest rates and inflation grew. Perhaps the most obvious evidence of his partisanship came with his aborted attempt to investigate Richard Nixon's activities in the Watergate affair prior to the 1972 election. The last major fight of his career was his futile effort to retain his chairmanship of the Banking and Currency Committee in 1975. His defeat was a testimonial to the changes liberalism underwent during his career in Washington, D.C. A new generation of reformers no longer cared about the economic populism that drove much of his agenda for forty-seven years. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century politics and policy development.