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LBJ

Architect of American Ambition

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PAPERBACK

$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674026995

Publication Date: 11/30/2007

Academic Trade

1024 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 page black & white illustrations

World

  • Prologue
  • 1. Roots
  • 2. Growing Up
  • 3. College
  • 4. The Secretary
  • 5. Lady Bird and the NYA
  • 6. Congress
  • 7. Pappy
  • 8. War
  • 9. Truman and the Coming of the Cold War
  • 10. Coke
  • 11. A Populist Gentlemen’s Club
  • 12. Leader
  • 13. Passing the Lord’s Prayer
  • 14. Back from the Edge
  • 15. Containing the Red-Hots: From Dulles to the Dixie Association
  • 16. Lost in Space
  • 17. 1960
  • 18. Camelot Meets Mr. Cornpone
  • 19. Hanging On
  • 20. Interregnum: Death and Resurrection
  • 21. “Kennedy Was Too Conservative for Me”
  • 22. Free at Last
  • 23. Containment at Home and Abroad
  • 24. “The Countryside of the World”
  • 25. Bobby
  • 26. Barry
  • 27. A New Bill of Rights
  • 28. The Crux of the Matter
  • 29. Daunted Courage
  • 30. Castro’s and Kennedy’s Shadows
  • 31. A City on the Hill
  • 32. Balancing Act
  • 33. Divisions
  • 34. Civil War
  • 35. Battling Dr. Strangelove
  • 36. The Holy Land
  • 37. Backlash
  • 38. Of Hawks and Doves, Vultures and Chickens
  • 39. Tet
  • 40. A Midsummer Nightmare
  • 41. Touching the Void
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
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