LBJ: Architect of American Ambition

LBJ: Architect of American Ambition

By: Randall Bennett Woods (author)Paperback

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A dramatic reappraisal of one of the most significant and least understood presidents in American history, based on extraordinary interviews and documents - this is LBJ as he has never been seen before.

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About Author

Randall B. Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.

Contents

* Contents * Prologue * Roots * Growing Up * College * The Secretary * Lady Bird and the NYA * Congress * Pappy * War * Truman and the Coming of the Cold War * Coke * A Populist Gentlemen's Club * Leader * Passing the Lord's Prayer * Back from the Edge * Containing the Red-Hots: From Dulles to the Dixie Association * Lost in Space *1960 * Camelot Meets Mr. Cornpone * Hanging On * Interregnum: Death and Resurrection *"Kennedy Was Too Conservative for Me" * Free at Last * Containment at Home and Abroad *"The Countryside of the World" * Bobby * Barry * A New Bill of Rights * The Crux of the Matter * Daunted Courage * Castro's and Kennedy's Shadows * A City on the Hill * Balancing Act * Divisions * Civil War * Battling Dr. Strangelove * The Holy Land * Backlash * Of Hawks and Doves, Vultures and Chickens * Tet * A Midsummer Nightmare * Touching the Void * Notes * Acknowledgments * Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780674026995
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1024
  • ID: 9780674026995
  • weight: 1128
  • ISBN10: 0674026993

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