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From the Publisher“Robert David Johnson makes expert use of the White House tapes to add a whole new dimension to our understanding of a key historical event. His nuanced account of the 1964 election reminds us that political history can be both entertaining and enlightening.” -Edward Berkowitz, George Washington University
“This delightful book is well-written, well-argued, and beautifully balanced, telling a compelling story with broader resonance. Demonstrating a great sensitivity to American political culture and a broad historical sense, Johnson has brought the 1964 election alive. The book effectively evokes a bygone era – and shows us how Lyndon Johnson’s landslide election victory over Barry Goldwater helped pave the way for the politics of today.” -Gil Troy, McGill University
“All the Way with LBJ is political history at its best. Race, religion, reform, and the looming conflict in Vietnam comprise the setting for the 1964 election, but the star is Robert Johnson's LBJ vividly portrayed here in all his brilliance and paranoia.” -Randall Woods, University of Arkansas
"Johnson (Brooklyn College) offers a bold, provocative interpretation of Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory over Republican challenger Senator Barry Goldwater...Johnson's book provides a framework for future scholars to interpret transformative elections and the toll they take on both the winners and losers."
CHOICE, B. Miller, University of Cincinnati