Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream / Edition 1

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream / Edition 1

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by Doris Kearns Goodwin
     
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author, then a young woman from Harvard, first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967, she became fascinated by the

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Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author, then a young woman from Harvard, first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967, she became fascinated by the man--his character, his enormous energy and drive, and his manner of wielding these gifts in an endless pursuit of power. As a member of his White House staff, she soon became his personal confidante, and in the years before his death he revealed himself to her as he did to no other.

Widely praised and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312060275
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
131,169
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword,
Chapter 1 / GROWING UP,
Chapter 2 / EDUCATION AND THE DREAM OF SUCCESS,
Chapter 3 / THE MAKING OF A POLITICIAN,
Chapter 4 / RISE TO POWER IN THE SENATE,
Chapter 5 / THE SENATE LEADER,
Chapter 6 / THE VICE-PRESIDENCY,
Chapter 7 / THE TRANSITION YEAR,
Chapter 8 / THE GREAT SOCIETY,
Chapter 9 / VIETNAM,
Chapter 10 / THINGS GO WRONG,
Chapter 11 / UNDER SIEGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE,
Chapter 12 / THE WITHDRAWAL,
Epilogue,
Acknowledgments,
Author's Postscript,
Notes,
Index,
About the Author,

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