A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

by Mitchell B. Lerner
     
 

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This companion offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office.

  • Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historical significance of his years as president
  • Covers the full range of topics, from the social and civil rights
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Overview

This companion offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office.

  • Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historical significance of his years as president
  • Covers the full range of topics, from the social and civil rights reforms of the Great Society to the increased American involvement in Vietnam
  • Incorporates the dramatic new evidence that has come to light through the release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444347470
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/13/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History , #87
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
1 MB

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"This volume of essays is a superb contribution to the growing body of scholarship on LBJ and his presidency. Lerner, himself one of the country’s leading experts on Johnson, has assembled a first-rate cast of contributors." – Randall B. Woods, author, LBJ: Architect of American Ambition

"For all serious scholars and students of Lyndon Johnson—and given the long-term consequences of Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1960s broadly, aren’t we all?—Lerner’s compilation is a must-read to truly understand the man and his era." - Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse ’52 Founders Professor, Texas A&M University

"The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.  Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." – Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut

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