By Mitchell B. Lerner
This better half deals an outline of Lyndon B. Johnson's existence, presidency, and legacy, in addition to a close examine the important arguments and scholarly debates from his time period in place of work.
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Johnson, Lyndon (1971). The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 22 JEFF WOODS Kearns, Doris (1976). Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. New American Library. Leuchtenberg, William (2005). The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson. Louisiana State University Press. Mann, Robert (1996). The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Harcourt, Brace. Matusow, Allen (1984).
18 The ﬁrst two volumes in Robert Caro’s magisterial The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power (1982) and Means of Ascent (1990), took a critical interpretation of Johnson in Congress. ”19 Caro, an investigative reporter who turned his skills to biography, was also fascinated by Johnson’s wielding of the power he had so ﬁercely acquired. The ﬁrst volume in the biography includes an evocative chapter on the signiﬁcance of federal rural electriﬁcation programs that Johnson brought to his Texas hill country district, which eased the burden of life on his constituency.
Russell, Jr, Senator from Georgia (1991), the powerful chairman of the Southern caucus, who led its ﬁlibusters against civil rights legislation, and whose support Johnson assiduously courted. It was not lost on Johnson that Russell’s leadership of the Southern bloc made him a power in the Senate but undermined his presidential bid in 1952 by limiting his appeal outside of the South. To rise to power and get things done in the Senate, Johnson needed Russell, but Johnson also aspired to lead the nation, and did not want to be pegged as a regional politician.
A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson by Mitchell B. Lerner