Lady Bird Johnson: Our Environmental First Lady

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"A pleasure to read, this engaging book persuasively establishes the significance of Lady Bird Johnson in two areas: her contributions in terms of staff, procedures, and tactics to the evolving role of the President's wife and her contributions to environmental policy and practice. In addition, Gould illuminates the forces that shaped her particular interests and that enabled her to wield influence in the White House and beyond. An excellent model and splendid kick-off for the Modern First Ladies series."—Susan ...
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"A pleasure to read, this engaging book persuasively establishes the significance of Lady Bird Johnson in two areas: her contributions in terms of staff, procedures, and tactics to the evolving role of the President's wife and her contributions to environmental policy and practice. In addition, Gould illuminates the forces that shaped her particular interests and that enabled her to wield influence in the White House and beyond. An excellent model and splendid kick-off for the Modern First Ladies series."—Susan M. Hartmann, author of Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment

Author Biography: Lewis L. Gould is Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor Emeritus in American History at the University of Texas at Austin and author or coauthor of eighteen other books, including The Presidency of William McKinley; The Spanish-American War and President McKinley; The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt; 1968: The Election that Changed America; and Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment.

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Gould (American history, U. of Texas-Austin) has dusted off, updated, and thinned his 1988 to kick off the new series on the wives of US presidents. He draws on Johnson's White House papers and interviews with her and her close associates to argue that she was one of the most politically active First Ladies though her concern with the environment was overshadowed by protests against the Vietnam War. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780700603367
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 312

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