Lady Bird Johnson Hiding in Plain Sight

Lady Bird Johnson  Hiding in Plain Sight
Author: Julia Sweig
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780812995909
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office--and one with a significant budget--she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson's work in the White House, Julia Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time--and an accomplished politician in her own right"--

Lady Bird Johnson Hiding in Plain Sight

Lady Bird Johnson  Hiding in Plain Sight
Author: Julia Sweig
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780812995916
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady's political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency. “[An] extensive, engaging new biography . . . in the Caro mold . . . To those who do not know [Lady Bird’s] story, Sweig’s book will come as a revelation.”—The New York Times “This riveting portrait gives us an important revision of a long-neglected First Lady.”—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, vol 1-3 In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances—following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—he had to decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The strategy memo she produced for him, emblematic of her own political acumen and largely overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades-long political partnership. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished and often her husband's secret weapon. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office, she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life in the White House, including urban planning and environmental pioneers like Jane Jacobs and Barbara Ward, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style of leadership and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson’s work in the White House, Julia Sweig is the first to draw substantially on Lady Bird’s own voice in her White House diaries to place Claudia Alta "Lady Bird” Johnson center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time—and an accomplished politician in her own right.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird
Author: Jan Jarboe Russell
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501152887
Available:
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson exposes startling insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson—and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency. Long obscured by her husband’s shadow, Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson emerges in this first comprehensive biography as a figure of surprising influence and the centering force for LBJ, a man who suffered from extreme mood swings and desperately needed someone to help control his darker impulses. Expertly researched and written, Lady Bird draws from rare conversations with the former First Lady and from interviews with key members of Johnson’s inner circle of friends, family, and advisers. With chapters such as “Motherless Child,” “A Ten-Week Affair,” and “LBJ’s Midlife Crisis,” Lady Bird sheds light on Mrs. Johnson’s childhood, on her amazing acumen as a businesswoman, and on the central role she played in her husband’s life and political career. A vital link to the Kennedys during LBJ’s uneasy tenure as vice president and a voice of conscience on civil rights, Jan Jarboe Russell reveals Lady Bird as a political force. In this intimate portrait, Russell shows us the private Lady Bird—not only a passionate conservationist but a remarkable woman who greatly influenced her husband, his administration, and the country.

Lady Bird Johnson That s Who

Lady Bird Johnson  That s Who
Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250828651
Available:
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! is Tracy Nelson Maurer's lively picture book biography of Lady Bird Johnson, with a focus on her environmentalist passion and legacy as First Lady. Who fought to stop pollution? Who helped make America cleaner and greener? Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! Claudia Alta Taylor was a lonely girl, shy as a butterfly growing up in Texas. She never dreamed she'd blossom into a visionary leader whose love for wildflowers, beautiful landscapes, and building community compelled her to lead the effort to combat pollution in the United States. A lifelong environmentalist, Lady Bird Johnson embraced her platform as First Lady to promote policy that beautified America’s roadways, waterways and parks, inspiring people to take pride in the places they live. With elements of women’s history, civics, and conservationism, this is a timely and informative picture book biography.

Lady Bird and Lyndon

Lady Bird and Lyndon
Author: Betty Boyd Caroli
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781439191224
Available:
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon...[A] biography of a political partnership that helps explain how the wildly talented but deeply flawed Lyndon Baines Johnson ended up making history..."--P. [2] of jacket.

A White House Diary

A White House Diary
Author: Lady Bird Johnson
Pages: 856
ISBN: 0292717490
Available:
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Author: Michael L. Gillette
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780199986811
Available:
Release: 2012-12-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First Ladies. Lady Bird Johnson's odyssey is one of personal and intellectual growth, political and financial ambition, and a shared life with Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most complicated, volatile, and powerful presidents of the 20th century. The former First Lady recounts how a cautious, conservative young woman succumbed to an ultimatum to marry a man she had known for less than three months, how she ran his congressional office during World War II, and how she transformed a struggling Austin radio station into the foundation of a communications empire. As a keen observer of the Washington scene during the eventful decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson shares dramatic accounts of pivotal moments in American history. We attend informal dinners at Sam Rayburn's apartment and opulent social events at grand mansions from an earlier age. Her rich verbal portraits bring to life scores of personalities, including First Ladies Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Pat Nixon. An informal, candid narrative by one of America's most admired First Ladies, this volume reveals how instrumental Lady Bird Johnson's support and guidance were at each stage of her husband's political ascent and how she herself emerged as a significant political force.

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan
Author: Karen Tumulty
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781501165191
Available:
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan was the partnership that made him president. Nancy understood how to foster his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses-- and made herself a place in history. Tumulty shows how Nancy's confidence developed, and reveals new details surrounding Reagan's tumultuous presidency that shows how Nancy became one of the most influential first ladies in history. -- adapted from jacket

Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment

Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment
Author: Lewis L. Gould,Visiting Distinguished Professor Lewis L Gould
Pages: 312
ISBN: UOM:39015006600103
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gould (American history, U. of Texas-Austin) has dusted off, updated, and thinned his 1988 Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment to kick off the new series on the wives of US presidents. He draws on Johnson's White House papers and interviews with her and her close associates to argue that she was one of the most politically active First Ladies though her concern with the environment was overshadowed by protests against the Vietnam War. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Miss Lady Bird s Wildflowers

Miss Lady Bird s Wildflowers
Author: Kathi Appelt
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780060011079
Available:
Release: 2005-02-15
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bluebonnets and lady's slippers, larkspurs and blazing stars, black-eyed Susans and Granny's nightcaps. From a lonely childhood in the Piney Woods of East Texas to an exciting life in the White House, Lady Bird Johnson loved these wildflowers with all her heart. They were her companions in her youth, greeting her everywhere as she explored wild forests, bayous, and hills. Later, as First Lady, she sought to bring the beauty of wildflowers to America's cities and highways. She wanted to make sure every child could enjoy the splendor of wildflowers. In this warm, engaging look at the life of a great First Lady, Kathi Appelt tells the story behind Lady Bird Johnson's environmental vision. Joy Fisher Hein's colorful wildflowers burst from every page, inviting us to share in Lady Bird's love for natural beauty.

Lady Bird and Lyndon

Lady Bird and Lyndon
Author: Betty Boyd Caroli
Pages: 463
ISBN: 9781439191231
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon...[A] biography of a political partnership that helps explain how the wildly talented but deeply flawed Lyndon Baines Johnson ended up making history..."--P. [2] of jacket.

Wildflowers Across America

Wildflowers Across America
Author: Lady Bird Johnson,Carlton B. Lees
Pages: 309
ISBN: UOM:39076000820485
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A former First Lady, collaborates with a leading horticulturalist to present information on preserving and growing native wildflowers

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Author: Michael L. Gillette
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780199908080
Available:
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating look at the life of Lady Bird Johnson draws largely on 47 recorded oral history interviews, conducted by the author and his colleagues over a span of 18 years.

Lyndon B Johnson

Lyndon B  Johnson
Author: Robert Dallek
Pages: 396
ISBN: 0195159217
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed 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. Reprint.

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Author: Sneed B. Collard
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0761445021
Available:
Release: 2010-01-15
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's not easy to find biographies that truly appeal to very young readers. Perhaps it's because they take a special talent to write! What's needed is an author who can distill a lot of complicated facts into clear, simple concepts, add a touch of warmth and humor, and create a story that a little kid won't want to put down. Add to the mix some lovely child-friendly art set in a framework of pastels and that's Benchmark's American Heroes. These charming titles, all carefully researched and well-documented, will fire the imaginations of young readers and help set them on a lifelong path to learning.

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Author: Joanne Mattern
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1604533870
Available:
Release: 2007-08-15
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book introduces young readers to the life of Lady Bird Johnson, beginning with her childhood in Karnack, Texas. Readers will become familiar with her kind heart as they learn about her years at the University of Texas, her marriage to Lyndon Johnson, and her time running KTBC radio station. Details of Mrs. Johnson's time as First Lady, including her support of civil rights, Head Start, and various campaigns to promote nature and wildlife, are also discussed. The book also notes when the National Wildflower Research Center was opened. Informative sidebars and full-color photos accompany easy-to-read, engaging text. Includes timeline, fun facts, index, and glossary.

White House Diary

White House Diary
Author: Jimmy Carter
Pages: 592
ISBN: 1429990651
Available:
Release: 2010-09-20
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights, and frustrations. He offered unvarnished assessments of cabinet members, congressmen, and foreign leaders; he narrated the progress of secret negotiations such as those that led to the Camp David Accords. When his four-year term came to an end in early 1981, the diary amounted to more than five thousand pages. But this extraordinary document has never been made public--until now. By carefully selecting the most illuminating and relevant entries, Carter has provided us with an astonishingly intimate view of his presidency. Day by day, we see his forceful advocacy for nuclear containment, sustainable energy, human rights, and peace in the Middle East. We witness his interactions with such complex personalities as Ted Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Joe Biden, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin. We get the inside story of his so-called "malaise speech," his bruising battle for the 1980 Democratic nomination, and the Iranian hostage crisis. Remarkably, we also get Carter's retrospective comments on these topics and more: thirty years after the fact, he has annotated the diary with his candid reflections on the people and events that shaped his presidency, and on the many lessons learned. Carter is now widely seen as one of the truly wise men of our time. Offering an unprecedented look at both the man and his tenure, White House Diary is a fascinating book that stands as a unique contribution to the history of the American presidency.

Lady

Lady
Author: Jean Flynn
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0890158215
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the early years, marriage, and political campaigns and projects of Lady Bird Johnson.

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Author: Lady Bird Johnson
Pages: 67
ISBN: OCLC:244011278
Available:
Release: 200?
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9780679729457
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships