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This newest edition to the Library of American Biography Series by John L. Bullion introduces students to the dynamic and turbulent life and legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Johnson navigated the country through some of the most challenging issues of the 20th century. This volume offers a close look at not only how Johnson handled the issues of civil rights, segregation, Vietnam, and an unruly economy, but also demonstrates how these same issues and events wore away Johnson’s once robust idealism.
The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
Chapter 1: Author's Preface
Chapter 2: Introduction
Chapter 3: A Steam Engine in Pants, 1909-1937
Chapter 4: The Best Congressman that Ever Was, 1937-1941
Chapter 5: Trying to Climb a Pole, 1941-1948
Chapter 6: The Right Place, 1948-1957
Chapter 7: The Riverboat Gambler, 1957-July 1960
Chapter 8: Second Place, 1960-1963
Chapter 9: Free At Last, November 1963-June 1964
Chapter 10: Walking the Tightrope, July--November 1964
Chapter 11: Living in the Middle of It, December 1964-April 1965
Chapter 12: Looking for Light, April-September, 1965
Chapter 13: Impatient People, Fall 1965-December 1966
Chapter 14: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, 1967
Chapter 15: Hell Sucks, January-March 1968
Chapter 16: “This. . .Hard Time,”: April 1968-January 1969
Chapter 17: The Spent Golden Coin, 1969-1973
Study and Discussion/Questions
A Note of the Sources