By Joseph A. Califano Jr.
From Lyndon Johnson’s closest household adviser throughout the White apartment years comes a publication within which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his uncooked and earthy glory” (The manhattan occasions publication Review) that’s been known as “a pleasure to learn” (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington submit booklet World). And now, a brand new introductory essay brings the reader brand new on Johnson’s impression on the US today.
Califano takes us into the Oval place of work because the judgements that irrevocably replaced the us have been being crafted to create Johnson’s bold nice Society. He exhibits us LBJ’s dedication to monetary and social revolution, and his willingness to do no matter what it took to accomplish his ambitions. Califano uncorks LBJ’s legislative genius and divulges the political guile it took to cross the legislation in civil rights, poverty, immigration reform, healthiness, schooling, environmental defense, buyer defense, the humanities, and communications.
President Lyndon Johnson was once higher than life—and nobody who labored for him or was once subjected to the “Johnson remedy” ever forgot it. As Johnson’s “Deputy President of family Affairs” (The manhattan Times), Joseph A. Califano’s special courting with the president drastically enriches our knowing of our thirty-sixth president, whose ancient value remains to be felt all through each nook of the USA to today.
A no-holds-barred account of Johnson’s presidency, The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is an intimate portrait of a President whose towering ambition for his nation and himself reshaped America—and finally ended in his selection to withdraw from the political enviornment within which he fought so tough.