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A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

Edited by: Mitchell B. Lerner
eISBN: 9781444333893
Print publication date: 2012

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444333893.2012.x

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A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

From Vietnam to the Great Society to the Civil Rights reforms, the Johnson presidency saw a barrage of controversial but important measures that generate almost as much dispute today as they did when they were enacted. This collection offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office.

The essays examine the traditional understandings of the president's interaction with the major issues facing America, and the world, in the mid-1960s, while incorporating the dramatic new interpretations that have resulted from the recent release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as president.

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson brings together the emerging historiographical writing on the 36th President of the United States and is the definitive guide to the evolution and current status of Johnson scholarship.

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Lerner, Mitchell B. A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 25 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444333893_9781444333893>

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