Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dallek, Robert.
Lyndon B. Johnson: portrait of a president / Robert Dallek.
p. cm.
This work is a one volume abridgment of Dallek's 2-volume biography
of Lyndon B. Johnson v. 1. Lone star rising (1991); v. 2, Flawed giant (1998).
Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.
ISBN 0-19-515920-9
1. Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908–1973.
2. Presidents—United States—Biography.
United States—Politics and government—1963–1969.
I. Dallek, Robert. Lone star rising.
II. Dallek, Robert. Flawed giant. III. Title.
E847.D26 2003 973.923′092—dc21 2003011360

987654321 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Preface ix
  • Lyndon B. Johnson *
  • 1 - The Making of a Politician 1
  • 2 - The Congressman 36
  • 3 - The Senator 72
  • 4 - The Vice President 112
  • 5 - From JFK to LBJ 145
  • 6 - Landslide Lyndon 171
  • 7 - King of the Hill 190
  • 8 - Foreign Policy Dilemmas 208
  • 9 - Retreat from the Great Society 227
  • 10 - Lyndon Johnson''s War 251
  • 11 - A Sea of Troubles 272
  • 12 - Stalemate 295
  • 13 - Last Hurrahs 318
  • 14 - Unfinished Business 343
  • 15 - After the Fall 362
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 379
  • Index 382
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