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

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CHAPTER 1: "THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT OFFICE"
1.
Leonard Baker, The Johnson Eclipse ( New York, 1966), 3-9; Theodore C. Sorensen , Kennedy ( New York, 1966 ed.), 273-75.
2.
The account of LBJ's behavior during the 1960 campaign is in George Reedy to Author, Nov. 20, 1991.
3.
Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power ( New York, 1968 ed.), 115-16; Merle Miller, Lyndon: An Oral Biography ( New York, 1980), 212-14.
4.
Gardner Ackley Oral History, April 13, 1973, Lyndon B. Johnson Library (hereafter cited as OH, LBJL). Unless otherwise noted, all oral histories cited are from the LBIL. Dates of the oral history interviews are cited only when there are two or more interviews on different dates.
5.
Marie Brenner, "Mr. Ambassador!: Bob Strauss Comes Home," New Yorker, Dec. 28, 1992, pp. 148, 150.
6.
Robert Dallek, Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960 ( New York, 1991), passim.
7.
Doris Kearns, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream ( New York, 1976), 53-54.
8.
See Dallek, Lone Star Rising, passim.
9.
Evans and Novak, LBJ: Exercise of Power, 323; Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. , Robert Kennedy and His Times ( Boston, 1978), 625, 621. The title of this chapter is taken from John Adams's observation that the vice presidency is "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." For an excellent discussion of the vice presidency, see chap. 12, "The Future of the Vice Presidency," in Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., The Cycles of American History ( New York, 1986).
10.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga ( New York, 1987), 780; Dallek, Lone Star Rising, 559, 565, 569.
11.
Arthur Steinberg, Sam Johnson's Boy ( New York, 1968), 530; LBJ to George E. Reedy, n.d., with memo attached, White House Central Files: Aides: George E. Reedy (hereafter cited as WHCF: Aides: Reedy), LBJL. Unless otherwise noted, all manuscript materials are from the LBJL.
12.
Evans and Novak, LBJ: Exercise of Power, 323-26; Steinberg, Sam Johnson's Boy547-48; Miller, Lyndon, 337.
13.
Evans and Novak, LBJ: Exercise of Power, 326-27; Steinberg, Sam Johnson's Bo551, 558.
14.
Kenneth P. O'Donnell OH; Dallek, Lone Star Rising, 540; Steinberg, Sam Johnson's Boy, 552; Schlesinger, Cycles of American History, 146, 150.
15.
Evans and Novak, LBJ: Exercise of Power, 327-28; O'Donnell OH;

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - The Most Insignificant Office 3
  • 2 - From JFK to Lbj 54
  • 3 - Landslide Lyndon 122
  • 4 - King of the Hill 185
  • 5 - Foreign Policy Dilemmas 238
  • 6 - Retreat from the Great Society 293
  • 7 - Lyndon Johnson's War, 340
  • 8 - A Sea of Troubles 391
  • 9 - Stalemate 443
  • 10 - Last Hurrahs 494
  • 11 - Unfinished Business 550
  • 12 - After the Fall 601
  • Afterword 624
  • Sources 629
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes 645
  • Notes 647
  • Index 737
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