JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party is a richly detailed, comprehensive, and provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s. Using many primary sources, including resources from presidential libraries, state and national archival material, public opinion polls, and numerous interviews, Sean J. Savage reveals for the first time the influence of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson on the chairmanship, operations, structure, and finances of the Democratic National Committee. Savage further enriches his account with telephone conversations recently released from the Kennedy and Johnson presidential libraries, along with rare photos of JFK and LBJ.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 154 x 228 x 30mm | 703.08g
- 01 Sep 2004
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"Savage deals with the nuances of the relationships between JFK and LBJ respectively and Democratic Party officials. He elucidates difficulties which arose and reasons for the lack of cooperation between these prominent officials and political party officials. Readers will appreciate the prodigious archival research he has conducted and melded with important elements of the political science literature."
About Sean J. Savage
Sean J. Savage is Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame. He is the author of Truman and the Democratic Party and Roosevelt: The Party Leader, 1932-1945.