The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

  • by Joseph A. Califano Jr.
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

President Lyndon Johnson was bigger than life - and no one who worked for him or was subjected to the "Johnson treatment" ever forgot it. As Johnson's "Deputy President of Domestic Affairs", Joseph A. Califano's unique relationship with the president greatly enriches our understanding of our 36th president. Califano shows listeners LBJ's commitment to economic and social revolution, and his willingness to do whatever it took to achieve his goals. He uncorks LBJ's legislative genius and reveals the political guile it took to pass laws in civil rights, poverty, immigration reform, health, education, environmental protection, consumer protection, the arts, and communications.
A no-holds-barred account of Johnson's presidency, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is an intimate portrait of a president whose towering ambition for his country and himself reshaped America - and ultimately led to his decision to withdraw from the political arena in which he fought so hard.

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Simply an outstanding reflection of LBJ.

This is an astonishing account the time LBJ during his presidency. Very accurate, we'll narrated, and offers first-hand accounts of how history unfolded during Johnson's term in the White House.
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- K. Mincey

powerful book! narrative slurred...

great story well told,,,the narrative could have been much better....in parts it had overtones of a drunken slurr....
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio