9780890969601

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

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  • ISBN13:

    9780890969601

  • ISBN10:

    0890969604

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr

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Summary

In this classic portrait of LBJ, Joseph A. Califano reveals the giant at close hand. Califano captures his mentor's lively, irascible spirit as he puts us in the White House alongside LBJ during the trauma of the Vietnam War and the creation of the Great Society. A new afterword draws on the insights offered by tapes released by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library after the book's original publication to provide further perspective for the complex picture Califano has drawn.

Author Biography

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., is founding chairman and president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).

Table of Contents

Prologue 9(6)
HAPPY DAYS 15(150)
The Beginning
17(14)
The Decision
31(22)
Racing Against High Expectations
53(22)
The War Against Poverty and the Battle for Beauty
75(11)
Scrambling
86(20)
Guns and Butter
106(16)
Going for the Great Society
122(27)
The Great 89th
149(16)
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS 165(86)
The Press and the Credibility Gap
167(9)
State of the Union 1967
176(20)
Who Shall Serve in Vietnam When Not All Serve
196(8)
Six-Day War
204(3)
Burn, Baby, Burn!
207(20)
Arm Twisting for the Nation's Capital
227(15)
The Going Gets Tougher
242(9)
NIGHTMARE YEAR 251(91)
``I Shall Not Seek and Will Not Accept...''
253(20)
The King Assassination
273(16)
Who Is LBJ's Candidate?
289(5)
The Robert Kennedy Assassination
294(13)
The Fortas Fiasco
307(11)
The Democratic Convention and Presidential Campaign
318(12)
Winding Down
330(12)
Epilogue 342(1)
Acknowledgments 343(2)
On Further Reflection: An Afterword 345(16)
Source Notes 361(40)
Index 401

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