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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Overview

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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312060275
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/1991
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin, the celebrated historian who is also the author of The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and other bestsellers, has written a new foreword for this edition of Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three sons.

Hometown:

Concord, MA

Date of Birth:

January 4, 1943

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, NY

Education:

B. A., Colby College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. Growing Up
2. Education and the American Dream
3. The Making of a Politician
4. Rise to Power in the Senate
5. The Senate Leader
6. The Vice-Presidency
7. The Transition Year
8. The Great Society
9. Vietnam
10. Things Go Wrong
11. Under Siege in the White House
12. The Withdrawal
Epilogue

Acknowledgements
Author's Postscript
Notes
Index

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