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Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson's career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism. The author includes 15 documents-Johnson's own speeches as well as assessments of the president and his programs by contemporaries an ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 302 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 15th 1994)
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Less a biography of LBJ than an analysis of the impact of LBJ in Washington, spending almost as much time on his 30 years in Congress as with his time in the White House. Provides an interesting look into the mechanisms of the legislative branch as well, focusing on civil rights and social reform legislature. While Schulman takes a more sympathetic look at LBJ's motives (a deep belief in the 'Great Society') he does not absolve him completely of the duplicity and secrecy that came to define his ...more