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Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant
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Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant

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by James U. Cross
 

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LBJ's personal pilot-one of the few to fly Air Force One and simultaneously hold a full-time job in the White House-offers vivid recollections of the thirty-sixth president.

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LBJ's personal pilot-one of the few to fly Air Force One and simultaneously hold a full-time job in the White House-offers vivid recollections of the thirty-sixth president.

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ISBN-13:
9780292747777
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,211,450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Bill Moyers
What a delightful, honest, and entertaining story Jim Cross tells. Here is a man who was so close to power he would come down with a cold if the President sneezed (and could have brought a lot of us literally down with him), but he never forgot his roots in rural Alabama. A man whose daddy worked for the Horseshoe Lumber Company grows up to serve the most powerful man in the world, and his account of that amazing journey--some of it scarily bumpy, as I can testify--is a bird's-eye view, from the cockpit of Air Force One, of why character counts.
Luci Baines Johnson
General Cross is an American hero and the hero of generations of Johnsons. Daddy used to say there are two types of people; the talkers and the doers. General Cross was always a "can do" presence in our lives. No job was too great or too small for God, country, and his friends. Jim Cross has led a dynamic life in service for others, and I have no doubt generations yet to come will be enriched by his worthy story, as our family always has been.

Meet the Author

JAMES U. CROSS served as Lyndon Johnson's pilot from 1962 until mid-1968. Cross retired from the Air Force as a Brigadier General and commander of Bergstrom Air Force Base in 1971. Today he lives in Gatesville, Texas.

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Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
An incredible attention to detail. Very interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago