Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973

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Index
NOTE: The following abbreviations are used in this index: LBJ--Lyndon B. Johnson; JFK--John F. Kennedy; RFK--Robert F. Kennedy.
ABC, 596
Abel, I. W., 303-4
Abrams, Creighton W., Jr., 506, 575, 582
Accomplishments: of LBJ, 231, 236-37, 278-79, 299, 300, 329-30, 339, 404, 518-19, 550-51, 589, 592, 593, 598
Acheson, Dean, 272, 273, 482, 492, 494, 496, 511
Ackley, Gardner, 5, 303, 306, 308, 393, 394, 400, 515
Adenauer, Konrad, 16, 19
Affirmative action, 222, 226, 624
Agger, Carol, 233-36
Agnew, Spiro, 605
Agriculture, 7, 24, 170, 196. See also Agriculture Department, U.S.
Agriculture Department, U.S., 39, 66, 333, 404
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 226, 227, 334
Aides/advisers, 56, 550-51, 598-99; as Kennedy holdovers, 65-66, 293; loyalty of, 158, 159-60, 293, 297, 301, 333, 606; LBJ's style with, 186, 188, 288, 296-97, 403, 441, 606; women as, 187; and elections of 1968, 545-47. See also specific person
Aiken, George, 432, 451, 452, 460
Aiken, Ralph, 153
Air pollution, 229, 230, 316-17, 401, 422, 551. See also Environment
Alabama: voting rights in, 212-19
Albert, Carl, 150, 192, 571, 573
Alliance for Progress, 56, 91-92, 96
Alsop, Joseph, 33, 234, 242, 244, 287, 298, 488, 492, 597
Alsop, Stewart, 124, 135
American Medical Association, 205, 207-8, 209, 210
American University: Fortas's appointment at, 563-64
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 84, 259
Anderson, Clinton, 65
Anderson, Marian, 3
Antiwar protests, 391, 427, 462, 487, 625; intensification of, 257-62, 278-80, 291, 364-71, 466-67, 485; influence on public opinion of, 279, 290-91, 466-68, 485-93; communist manipulation of, 281, 282, 352-53, 359, 366, 367, 452, 467, 488- 90, 577, 625, 627; and LBJ's emotional instability, 281-84, 374; LBJ's responses to, 281-84, 356, 359, 364-71, 383, 453, 466-68, 487-89; and pacification/ nation-building in Vietnam, 286, 287-88, 383; and reasons for fighting in Vietnam, 348-49; and escalation in Vietnam, 350-51, 375-76; and resumption of bombing, 350-51; and Humphrey's Vietnam trip, 357; and blame on LBJ, 364, 366, 390; and CIA, 366, 367, 380, 487, 489, 490; FBI investigations of, 366, 369, 375, 452, 467, 487, 488, 489, 490; and media/press, 367-69, 488; and omnipotence of U.S., 375-76; and peace initiatives/ Paris talks, 380-81, 466, 340-41, 577; and LBJ's personal safety, 383, 452; and Kosygin visit, 434; and stalemate in Vietnam, 443, 451-52, 466, 485- 93; on campuses, 451, 452; and credibility/secrecy, 452, 486, 490; campaign to discredit, 486-87; and Pentagon march, 487, 489; and liberals, 489-90; in Chicago, 573-74; and LBJ's post-presidential days, 610, 616-17
Apollo program, 418, 420, 422, 423-24, 425, 596, 605
Apple, R. W. (Johnnie), 474-76, 493
Appointments. See specific person
Approval ratings: and JFK-LBJ transition, 59; and Great Society, 84; and elections of 1964, 127, 138, 168, 169; in South, 127; and Vietnam, 147, 290, 340, 360, 362, 364, 373-74, 375, 376, 385, 386, 390, 450, 462, 474, 479, 486, 499, 506-7, 522, 526, 528, 570; after elections of 1964, 185; and media/ press, 294, 396-97; and elections of 1966, 335, 336, 337, 390; and LBJ's style, 386, 519; and economic/ fiscal issues, 394, 395, 396; and urban riots, 418; and antiwar protests, 462; and elections of 1968, 522, 523, 525, 526, 528, 570, 573, 589
Arafat, Yasir, 426
Arms control, 433, 436, 438, 453, 539, 555, 596
Army Corps of Engineers, 314, 315
Arnett, Peter, 279, 287
Arts and humanities, 226, 230, 236, 281, 625
Ascoli, Max, 267
Asia: LBJ's trips to, 12, 13-15, 338, 339. See also Southeast Asia; specific nation
Assassination: of JFK, 46-53, 54, 56, 83, 112, 136, 236, 520, 611; LBJ's fears about, 53; of King, 533- 34; of RFK, 547-48
Associated Press, 192
Astrodome: LBJ speech at, 589-90
Austin, Paul J., 560
Australia: LBJ trip to, 500
Backlash, 133, 221-26, 324, 412, 519
Baker, Robert G. (Bobby), 38, 40-44, 58, 125-26, 130, 140, 168, 178
Bailey, John, 571
Bailey, Joseph W., 183
Baker, Russell, 4, 368, 624
Baldwin, Hanson, 269
Ball, George, 97-98, 238, 264, 542-43. See also Ball, George--and Vietnam
Ball, George--and Vietnam, 104, 279, 374, 577; and Tonkin Gulf Resolution, 147-48, 149, 151, 155; and assessment of options, 241, 248, 273, 274-75, 291, 494, 496; and escalation of commitments, 250, 251, 268, 270, 271-72, 350, 374; and "peace offensive," 346, 347, 348
Barrett, Bill, 302
Bashir Ahmad, 15, 16
Bay of Pigs, 16, 17, 20, 86, 94, 97
Bayh, Birch, 523
Beautification program, 229-30, 422
Beech, Keyes, 465
Belaguer, Joaquin, 267

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