Lyndon B. Johnson : The 36th President, 1963-1969 (Hardcover)

Author: Peters, Charles

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Documents the 36th presidents time in office and the legacy of his achievements, revealing the insights he gained while serving in the Senate and throughout the Kennedy-Johnson administration and discussing how factors including the Vietnam war drove him from office. By the author of Five Days in Philadelphia. *Author: Peters, Charles/ Schlesinger, Arthur Meier (EDT)/ Wilentz, Sean (EDT) *Series Title: American Presidents *Publication Date: 2010/06/08 *Number of Pages: 199 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50


Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Mfg Part# 9780805082395
SKU 213272994
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0805082395
Release Date 6/8/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
"[A] resonant portrait of a man of prodigious political abilities who was driven, but ultimately undone, by his temperamental flaws."
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Editors Note The towering figure who sought to transform America into a "Great Society" but whose ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam WarFew 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.
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