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

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From Lyndon Johnson's closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which "Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory" ("The New York Times Book Review") that's been called "a joy to read" (Stephen Ambrose, "The Washington Post Book World").
Califano takes us into the Oval Office as the decisions that irrevocably changed the Unit
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ebook, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Touchstone Books (first published October 1st 1991)
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Joseph
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.' ~ LBJ

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years by Joseph A Califano is an insider's look at the LBJ presidency. Califano, a Harvard Law graduate, served time in the navy and Defense Department. At the start of the Kenedy Administration, he was selected by Robert McNamara to become one of the "whiz kids" in the Defense Department. His work di
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Pat
Good book on the ultimate politician. Interesting to read of the inception of social programs that continue today.
Brad Lucht
Lyndon Johnson will forever be remembered for his disastrous Vietnam war policy, but with this book Joe Califano does an excellent job detailing Johnson's extraordinary legislative accomplishments in establishing the Great Society.

Johnson's skill at advancing bills puts all other politicians to shame, most particularly the current occupant of the oval office.
Jim Ogle
A great but flawed man. A great story.
Alexander Holt
I loved the new edition where Califano gives new advice to future Presidents.
Tom Leland
LBJ was, for the most part, a great president.
He suffered from bad timing and a misguided fear
of the communist threat in SE Asia.
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