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Chief of Staff: Lyndon Johnson and His Presidency

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Chief of Staff to the President is perhaps the most important political appointment in our nation's government. Aside from handling the myriad of day to day details that keep the White House running, the Chief of Staff is often the President's closest confidante and gatekeeper--anyone who wants access to the Oval Office goes through the Chief of Staff.

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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 15th 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Mark Miller
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very informative perspective view from LBJ's chief of staff during the years 1965-1968. W.Marvin Watson gives the reader insight as to LBJ's brilliant abilities as a politician in passing more legislation through Congress during his first 2 years as president than most presidents did during their entire presidency. The reader will also learn that the war in Vietnam became a source of anguish and haunted LBJ during the final 2 years of his term.
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much because it was about a person in history whom I knew very little about, Lyndon Johnson.
This book is about President Johnson from the viewpoint of his chief of staff, W. Marvin Watson. It is not an unbiased opinion. He is a strong supporter and good friend of President Johnson, so much so that he worked on his staff. His loyalty is undiminishing as the book goes along and even defends some of the points that other people have seen as weaknesses in Johnson's presiden
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