Lyndon Johnson: The Tragic Self : a Psychohistorical Portrait

Lyndon Johnson: The Tragic Self : a Psychohistorical Portrait

Lyndon Johnson: The Tragic Self : a Psychohistorical Portrait

Lyndon Johnson: The Tragic Self : a Psychohistorical Portrait

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All men are born politicians and some never grow out of it.

—H.D. Lasswell

Drs. Muslin and Jobe have written a powerful psychological study of such a man as Lasswell describes, Lyndon Baines Johnson. This psychological analysis of the thirty-sixth president of the United States contains an historical search. The investigation reflects man's ancient and persistent effort to understand his leaders, their powers, and their vulnerabilities. This contemporary effort is enriched by the extraordinary ubiquity and penetration of modern media. In democracies, the scope, access, and technology to observe and report on the present behavior and lifelong development of presidents is unprecedented. The massive detail and documentation are here creatively employed to integrate self . . .

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