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Author Dallek, Robert.
Title Lyndon B. Johnson : portrait of a president / Robert Dallek.
Imprint Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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 Main Collection  E847 .D26 2004    AVAILABLE


Call # E847 .D26 2004
Phys. Description x, 396 p. ; 24 cm.
Note This work is a one volume abridgment of Dallek's 2-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson v. 1. Lone star rising (1991); v. 2, Flawed giant (1998).
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-381) and index.
Contents The making of a politician -- The Congressman -- The senator -- The vice president -- From JFK to LBJ -- "Landslide Lyndon" -- King of the hill -- Foreign policy dilemmas -- Retreat from the great society -- "Lyndon Johnson's war" -- A sea of troubles -- Stalemate -- Last hurrahs -- Unfinished business -- After the fall.
Summary A single-volume, abridged edition of the two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War.
Subject Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
ISBN 0195159209