Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 438
ISBN: 9781497683853
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Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals. Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Johnson’s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th president’s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawing on personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation’s most compelling politicians in “the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read” (The New York Times).

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0060122846
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Release: 1976
Editor: New York : Harper & Row
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The thirty-sixth President's conversations with the author provide the basis for a study of his background, his personal outlook and behavior, his political career, and the political system that fostered his rise

Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781476795942
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? “If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781781313169
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Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: Aurum
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for ‘their’ team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is a coming-of-age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together. With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand, she recreates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Weaved between the games and the seasons, Goodwin tells the story of a changing America – from the lunacy of the Cold War alarm drills to McCarthy and the Rosenburg trials – as well as her own loss of innocence encapsulated by her mother’s death, her father’s lapse into despair and the Dodger’s departure from Brooklyn in 1957 following the destruction of the iconic Ebbets Field stadium. Poignant, unsentimental and deeply eloquent, Wait Till Next Year is a profound memoir about childhood and loss, baseball, and the power of sport to bind families and heal loss and reveal as metaphor the evolving heart of a nation.

Lyndon Johnson and the American dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American dream
Author: Doris Kearns
Pages: 432
ISBN: OCLC:879716372
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: es

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The Triumph Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

The Triumph   Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Joseph A. Califano
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781476794761
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes Johnson's obsession with Vietnam and his manipulation of Congress and the economy to achieve his goals.

Big Brother Little Brother

Big Brother  Little Brother
Author: Sang-Dawn Lee
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0739104357
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Release: 2002
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big Brother, Little Brother provides a fascinating case study of the impact of American culture on South Korea during the Johnson administration.

Who Stole the American Dream

Who Stole the American Dream
Author: Hedrick Smith
Pages: 579
ISBN: 9780812982053
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Release: 2013
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

Doris Kearns Goodwin The Presidential Biographies

Doris Kearns Goodwin  The Presidential Biographies
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 2624
ISBN: 1982103221
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From America’s “Historian-in-Chief” (New York magazine), The Presidential Biographies boxed set—featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s beloved and bestselling biographies No Ordinary Time, Team of Rivals, and The Bully Pulpit. After five decades of acclaimed studies of the presidency, Doris Kearns Goodwin stands as America’s premier presidential historian. Now, for the first time, her three most esteemed books are collected in one beautiful box set. No Ordinary Time: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time relates the story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt, surrounded by a small circle of intimates, led the nation to victory in World War II and with Eleanor’s essential help, changed the fabric of American society. Team of Rivals: The landmark biography of Abraham Lincoln, adapted by Steven Spielberg into the Academy Award-winning film Lincoln, and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, illuminates Lincoln’s political genius as he brought disgruntled opponents together and marshaled their talents to the task of preserving the Union. The Bully Pulpit: The prize-winning biography of Theodore Roosevelt—a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Told through the friendship of Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, Goodwin captures an epic moment in history.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City
Author: Joseph P. Viteritti
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781421412634
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summer in the City takes a clear look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Providing an even-handed reassessment of Lindsay’s legacy and the policies of the period, the essays in this volume skillfully dissect his kaleidoscope of progressive ideas and approach to leadership—all set in a perfect storm of huge demographic changes, growing fiscal stress, and an unprecedented commitment by the federal government to attain a more equal society. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give readers a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly. Written by prize-winning authors and leading scholars, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of Lindsay’s mayoralty (politics, race relations, finance, public management, architecture, economic development, and the arts), while Joseph P. Viteritti’s introductory and concluding essays offer an honest and nuanced portrait of Lindsay and the prospects for shaping more balanced public priorities as New York City ushers in a new era of progressive leadership. The volume’s sharp focus on the controversies of the Mad Men era will appeal not only to older readers who witnessed its explosive events, but also to younger readers eager for a deeper understanding of the time. A progressive Republican with bold ideals and a fervent belief in the American Dream, Lindsay strove to harness the driving forces of modernization, democratization, acculturation, inclusion, growth, and social justice in ways that will inform our thinking about the future of the city. -- Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize–winning coauthor of GothamDick Ravitch, Former Lieutenant Governor of New York, 2009–2010

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 432
ISBN: OCLC:1132454302
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Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781476750576
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

LBJ s 1968

LBJ s 1968
Author: Kyle Longley
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781107193031
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Release: 2018-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LBJ's 1968 examines President Lyndon Johnson and his response to the year that he characterized as a 'year of a continuous nightmare'.

Johnson Years

Johnson Years
Author: Anonim
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0700606556
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contributors to this work explore Johnson's role in both domestic and foreign policy. They examine such issues as his obsession with the Vietnam War; his commitment to the Great Society and civil rights; his views on Strategic Arms Limitation; and his Middle East policy.

The Other America

The Other America
Author: Michael Harrington
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780684826783
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Release: 1997-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program

Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society

Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
Author: John A. Andrew
Pages: 211
ISBN: UOM:39015047060721
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Release: 1998
Editor: Ivan R Dee
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines President Lyndon Johnson's attempts at social reform

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Author: Doris Kearns,Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pages: 463
ISBN: OCLC:1002143866
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Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Lyndon B Johnson 1966

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States  Lyndon B  Johnson  1966
Author: Johnson, Lyndon B.
Pages: 786
ISBN: 9781623768935
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Release: 1967-01-01
Editor: Best Books on
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

The Passage of Power

The Passage of Power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780307960467
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. With a singular understanding of Johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—The Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation. It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Lyndon B Johnson 1965

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States  Lyndon B  Johnson  1965
Author: Johnson, Lyndon B.
Pages: 682
ISBN: 9781623768911
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Release: 1966-01-01
Editor: Best Books on
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States