The Resource LBJ : architect of American ambition, Randall B. Woods

LBJ : architect of American ambition, Randall B. Woods

Label
LBJ : architect of American ambition
Title
LBJ
Title remainder
architect of American ambition
Statement of responsibility
Randall B. Woods
Title variation
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For almost forty years, the verdict on Lyndon Johnson's presidency has been reduced to a handful of harsh words: tragedy, betrayal, lost opportunity. Initially, historians focused on the Vietnam War and how that conflict derailed liberalism, tarnished the nation's reputation, wasted lives, and eventually even led to Watergate. More recently, Johnson has been excoriated in more personal terms: as a player of political hardball, as the product of machine-style corruption, as an opportunist, as a cruel husband and boss."
  • "Woods's Johnson is a flawed but deeply sympathetic character. He was born into a family with a liberal Texas tradition of public service and a strong belief in the public good. He worked tirelessly, but not just for the sake of ambition. His approach to reform at home, and to fighting fascism and communism abroad, was motivated by the same ideals and based on a liberal Christian tradition that is often forgotten today. Vietnam turned into a tragedy, but it was part and parcel of Johnson's commitment to civil rights and antipoverty reforms. LBJ offers a new history of the political upheavals of the 1960s and a new way to understand the last great burst of liberalism in America."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Explores the thirty-sixth president's personal and political lives, offering insight into his struggles with borderline bipolar disorder, the legacy of his reform movements, and his administrative role in the Vietnam War
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165150
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woods, Randall Bennett
Dewey number
973.923092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E847
LC item number
.W73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
architect of American ambition
Label
LBJ : architect of American ambition, Randall B. Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 885-956) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 1007 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684834580
Lccn
2006041259
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a463497
Label
LBJ : architect of American ambition, Randall B. Woods
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 885-956) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 1007 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684834580
Lccn
2006041259
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a463497

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