Flawed Giant

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ISBN: 0199826706
Release Date: 1998-04-16
Number of pages: 784
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Flawed Giant in PDF and EPUB Flawed Giant--the monumental concluding volume to Robert Dallek's biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson--provides the most through, engrossing account ever published of Johnson's years in the national spotlight. Drawing on hours of newly released White House tapes and dozens of interviews with people close to the President, Dallek reveals LBJ as a visionary leader who worked his will on Congress like no chief executive before or since, and also displays the depth of his private anguish as he became increasingly ensnared in Vietnam. Writing in a clear, thoughtful, and evenhanded style, Dallek reveals both the greatness and the tangled complexities of one of the most extravagant characters ever to ascend to the White House.


Flawed Giant

Filename: flawed-giant.pdf
ISBN: 9780199771905
Release Date: 1998-04-16
Number of pages: 784
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Flawed Giant in PDF and EPUB Flawed Giant--the monumental concluding volume to Robert Dallek's biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson--provides the most through, engrossing account ever published of Johnson's years in the national spotlight. Drawing on hours of newly released White House tapes and dozens of interviews with people close to the President, Dallek reveals LBJ as a visionary leader who worked his will on Congress like no chief executive before or since, and also displays the depth of his private anguish as he became increasingly ensnared in Vietnam. Writing in a clear, thoughtful, and evenhanded style, Dallek reveals both the greatness and the tangled complexities of one of the most extravagant characters ever to ascend to the White House.


The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B Johnson The United States and the World 1963 1969

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ISBN: 9780748686810
Release Date: 2010-09-16
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jonathan Colman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Download and read online The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B Johnson The United States and the World 1963 1969 in PDF and EPUB A balanced overview of Johnson's policies across a range of theatres and issues. Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency was characterised by domestic successes and vilified interational policies. He presided over the advancement of civil rights and educational reform while escalating the disastrous war in Vietnam. Drawing on recently declassified documents and the latest research, this fresh account looks at Vietnam and beyond to Johnson's relations with Europe, NATO and the rest of the world. Colman contends that, although the war in Vietnam could have been prosecuted more effectively, overall Johnson dealt with the world beyond the borders of the United States very capably. In particular, he dealt with successive challenges to the NATO alliance in a skilled and intelligent manner, leaving it politically stronger when he left office in 1969 than it had been in 1963.


Nixon and Kissinger

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ISBN: 0141018143
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 740
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Penguin Books

Download and read online Nixon and Kissinger in PDF and EPUB They were perhaps the most powerful, ruthless, flawed and fascinating duo in modern times: President Nixon and his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. Both had risen from nothing to conquer the world stage, both were ambitious, manipulative, relentlessly driven and plagued by inner demons. And both mistrusted everyone around them - including each other. Tapping into a host of recently declassified documents, Nixon and Kissinger is the most revealing account ever of an extraordinary partnership: their rivalry, plotting, insults and paranoia, their deals with power breakers at home and abroad - from China to Chile, Vietnam to the Soviet Union - and their nemesis, Watergate.


Bruce s History Lessons

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ISBN: 1440106436
Release Date: 2008-11-18
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Author: Bruce G. Kauffmann
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Bruce s History Lessons in PDF and EPUB This collection of columns by historian Bruce G. Kauffmann is must reading whether you are a history buff or not. Unlike most historians Kauffmann writes in a style that is entertaining as well as educational, and because his columns are short - just 450 words - they aren't a huge commitment in time. Read one each day, or as many as you like. A recurring theme in the correspondence Kauffmann gets from readers is how much they wish history had been taught in school the way he writes it in his column. As reader Cynthia Scarlett wrote, "Mr. Kauffmann, I truly enjoy your columns! How I wish someone with your flair could have been around when I was in high school. I would have been a lot smarter than I am now. I think you are a real asset to learning and I hope someone in the academic arena understands that and helps spread your fascinating columns throughout the country, or world." Even teachers are fans, and countless numbers of them use his column in their classroom. Regardless of your age, or past interest in history, you will enjoy this book.


Letterman

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ISBN: 9780062377241
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jason Zinoman
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Letterman in PDF and EPUB New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation. In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. In Letterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer’s titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman’s television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality. Zinoman argues that Letterman had three great artistic periods, each distinct and part of his evolution. As he examines key broadcasting moments—"Stupid Pet Tricks" and other captivating segments that defined Late Night with David Letterman—he illuminates Letterman’s relationship to his writers, and in particular, the show’s co-creator, Merrill Markoe, with whom Letterman shared a long professional and personal connection. To understand popular culture today, it’s necessary to understand David Letterman. With this revealing biography, Zinoman offers a perceptive analysis of the man and the artist whose ironic voice and caustic meta-humor was critical to an entire generation of comedians and viewers—and whose singular style ushered in new tropes that have become clichés in comedy today.


The Fall of the House of Roosevelt

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ISBN: 9780231505772
Release Date: 2009-08-22
Number of pages: 320
Author: Michael Janeway
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online The Fall of the House of Roosevelt in PDF and EPUB In the 1930s a band of smart and able young men, some still in their twenties, helped Franklin D. Roosevelt transform an American nation in crisis. They were the junior officers of the New Deal. Thomas G. Corcoran, Benjamin V. Cohen, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, and James Rowe helped FDR build the modern Democratic Party into a progressive coalition whose command over power and ideas during the next three decades seemed politically invincible. This is the first book about this group of Rooseveltians and their linkage to Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the Vietnam War debacle. Michael Janeway grew up inside this world. His father, Eliot Janeway, business editor of Time and a star writer for Fortune and Life magazines, was part of this circle, strategizing and practicing politics as well as reporting on these men. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of events and previously unavailable private letters and other documents, Janeway crafts a riveting account of the exercise of power during the New Deal and its aftermath. He shows how these men were at the nexus of reform impulses at the electoral level with reform thinking in the social sciences and the law and explains how this potent fusion helped build the contemporary American state. Since that time efforts to reinvent government by "brains trust" have largely failed in the U.S. In the last quarter of the twentieth century American politics ceased to function as a blend of broad coalition building and reform agenda setting, rooted in a consensus of belief in the efficacy of modern government. Can a progressive coalition of ideas and power come together again? The Fall of the House of Roosevelt makes such a prospect both alluring and daunting.


Lyndon B Johnson

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ISBN: 0195159217
Release Date: 2005-01
Number of pages: 396
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Lyndon B Johnson in PDF and EPUB A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War. Reprint.


The Buried Giant

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ISBN: 9780571315055
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Number of pages: 300
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online The Buried Giant in PDF and EPUB An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day 'You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay...' The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.


Lone Star Rising

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ISBN: 0195054350
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 721
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Lone Star Rising in PDF and EPUB Discusses the contradictions of Johnson's early life and career, including his years as congressman, senator, and majority leader


An Unfinished Life

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ISBN: 9780759528284
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Number of pages: 848
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online An Unfinished Life in PDF and EPUB Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing on previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, An Unfinished Life is packed with revelations large and small - about JFK's health, his love affairs, RFK's appointment as Attorney General, what Joseph Kennedy did to help his son win the White House, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement had he survived. Robert Dallek succeeds as no other biographer has done in striking a critical balance - never shying away from JFK's weaknesses, brilliantly exploring his strengths - as he offers up a vivid portrait of a bold, brave, complex, heroic, human Kennedy.


Presidents at War

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ISBN: 0471696552
Release Date: 2006-08-18
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

Download and read online Presidents at War in PDF and EPUB Explores the historical and geopolitical aspects of presidential power in making war from Presidents Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.


American Dreamer

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ISBN: 0393322289
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Number of pages: 608
Author: John C. Culver
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online American Dreamer in PDF and EPUB The life of former Iowa senator, economist, geneticist, and agricultural icon Henry Wallace is laid bare in this biography of a towering figure of FDR's wartime presidency. Reprint.


The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement

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ISBN: 9781469606576
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: David C. Carter
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement in PDF and EPUB After the passage of sweeping civil rights and voting rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, the civil rights movement stood poised to build on considerable momentum. In a famous speech at Howard University in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that victory in the next battle for civil rights would be measured in "equal results" rather than equal rights and opportunities. It seemed that for a brief moment the White House and champions of racial equality shared the same objectives and priorities. Finding common ground proved elusive, however, in a climate of growing social and political unrest marked by urban riots, the Vietnam War, and resurgent conservatism. Examining grassroots movements and organizations and their complicated relationships with the federal government and state authorities between 1965 and 1968, David C. Carter takes readers through the inner workings of local civil rights coalitions as they tried to maintain strength within their organizations while facing both overt and subtle opposition from state and federal officials. He also highlights internal debates and divisions within the White House and the executive branch, demonstrating that the federal government's relationship to the movement and its major goals was never as clear-cut as the president's progressive rhetoric suggested. Carter reveals the complex and often tense relationships between the Johnson administration and activist groups advocating further social change, and he extends the traditional timeline of the civil rights movement beyond the passage of the Voting Rights Act.


What Jefferson Read Ike Watched and Obama Tweeted

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ISBN: 9781621570578
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Number of pages: 416
Author: Tevi Troy
Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Download and read online What Jefferson Read Ike Watched and Obama Tweeted in PDF and EPUB From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds of movies in his White House, while Ronald Reagan starred in a few in his own time. Lincoln was a theater-goer, while Obama kicked back at home to a few episodes of HBO's "The Wire." America is a country built by thinkers on a foundation of ideas. Alongside classic works of philosophy and ethics, however, our presidents have been influenced by the books, movies, TV shows, viral videos, and social media sensations of their day. In Pop Culture and the American Presidents: From Pamphlets to Podcasts, presidential scholar and former White House aide Tevi Troy combines research with witty observation to tell the story of how our presidents have been shaped by popular culture.