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.
Randall B. Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He is also the author of the widely praised Fulbright: A Biography.
* 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