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Inside: A Public and Private Life

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Joe Califano grew up in a tight-knit working class family in Depression-era Brooklyn. His parents instilled in their son a work ethic, sense of self, and devotion to Church that stayed with him as he rose through the ranks of America's ruling class. From Jesuit undergraduate schools to Harvard Law, influential law firms, Robert McNamara's Pentagon, Lyndon Johnson's White H ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by PublicAffairs (first published March 2004)
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Ted
Nov 29, 2008 Ted rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anybody interested in politics, civil rights, history
Shelves: history
If you're interested in politics, I recommend to anybody that they read at least one book on LBJ. His background, personality, intellect, accomplishments and failures make for fascinating reading.

If you don't know much about LBJ, Califano's book probably isn't the best place to start. He assumes the reader has a working knowledge of LBJ's biography and the pressing issues of the Johnson Administration. Califano doesn't spend any time couching the historical events he took part in.

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