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The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson

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Perhaps not southerners in the usual sense, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson each demonstrated a political style and philosophy that helped them influence the South and unite the country in ways that few other presidents have. Combining vivid biography and political insight, William E. Leuchtenburg offers an engaging account of relations betwee ...more
Hardcover, 668 pages
Published September 26th 2005 by LSU Press (first published September 1st 2005)
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Mustapha
Jun 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Excellent work by one of the best professors at UNC.
Kelly
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be at Hyde Park when the Author William E. Leuchtenburg was visiting and was able to get his autograph on this book - the main reason I picked this book was because I have an undying love for LBJ and Truman.
FDR is of course from Hyde Park NY but because of his illness he spent much time in Georgia. FDR generally went to Warm Springs without Eleanor because she was not a fan of Georgia's endemic racism, but it did remind her of her family in Georgia. When FDR ran for Presid
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William Shieber
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book goes a long way to explaining the winding path, warts and all, that led the Democratic party, to move from being the party of the segregationist South to become the party of Civil Rights. It also makes clear, yet again, that LBJ was likely the only politician in the United States who could succeed in pushing through the 1964, 1965, and 1968 Civil Rights acts.

The chunky writing style is why I gave the book four stars. On substance, it's a five-star book.
Whitney
Mar 18, 2015 rated it liked it
A very interesting look at FDR, Truman, and LBJ. However, it was a bit hard to get through. Takes some time!
Mickay
Dec 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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