Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson : Portrait of a President

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Dallek's brilliant two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson has received an avalanche of praise. Now Dallek has condensed his two-volume masterpiece into what is surely the finest one-volume biography of Johnson available.show more

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  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0195184106
  • 9780195184105

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"Robert Dallek is a gifted biographer, and he is also an astute observer of politics and foreign policy. In Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, he writes of a president trying to sustain a war in a far-off place, a war that is growing progressively unwinnable and unpopular, a war the flimsy legal authority for which rests on a congressional resolution that the public has come to understand was exaggerated at best, trumped up at worst.... This biography is timely. However you view the parallels between Vietnam and Iraq, you can't read this book and not feel they are with us."--Boston Globe"This abridgement of Dallek's masterly two-volume biography, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, is a welcome addition to the literature...excellent for all readers who want a refresher or introduction to Lyndon Johnson."--Library Journal"In Dallek's hands, Johnson is complex, deceitful, and idealistic, and the author shows why the man's legacy, both positive and negative, will alway "Robert Dallek is a gifted biographer, and he is also an astute observer of politics and foreign policy. In Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, he writes of a president trying to sustain a war in a far-off place, a war that is growing progressively unwinnable and unpopular, a war the flimsy legal authority for which rests on a congressional resolution that the public has come to understand was exaggerated at best, trumped up at worst.... This biography is timely. However you view the parallels between Vietnam and Iraq, you can't read this book and not feel they are with us."--Boston Globe "This abridgement of Dallek's masterly two-volume biography, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, is a welcome addition to the literature...excellent for all readers who want a refresher or introduction to Lyndon Johnson."--Library Journal "In Dallek's hands, Johnson is complex, deceitful, and idealistic, and the author shows why the man's legacy, both positive and negative, will always command interest and debate."--Booklist "Robert Dallek is a gifted biographer, and he is also an astute observer of politics and foreign policy. In Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, he writes of a president trying to sustain a war in a far-off place, a war that is growing progressively unwinnable and unpopular, a war the flimsy legal authority for which rests on a congressional resolution that the public has come to understand was exaggerated at best, trumped up at worst.... This biography is timely. However you view the parallels between Vietnam and Iraq, you can't read this book and not feel they are with us."--Boston Globe "This abridgement of Dallek's masterly two-volume biography, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, is a welcome addition to the literature...excellent for all readers who want a refresher or introduction to Lyndon Johnson."--Library Journal "In Dallek's hands, Johnson is complex, deceitful, and idealistic, and the author shows why the man's legacy, both positive and negative, will always command interest and debate."--Booklist "Robert Dallek is a gifted biographer, and he is also an astute observer of politics and foreign policy. In Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President, he writes of a president trying to sustain a war in a far-off place, a war that is growing progressively unwinnable and unpopular, a war the flimsylegal authority for which rests on a congressional resolution that the public has come to understand was exaggerated at best, trumped up at worst.... This biography is timely. However you view the parallels between Vietnam and Iraq, you can't read this book and not feel they are with us."--BostonGlobe"This abridgement of Dallek's masterly two-volume biography, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, is a welcome addition to the literature...excellent for all readers who want a refresher or introduction to Lyndon Johnson."--Library Journal"In Dallek's hands, Johnson is complex, deceitful, and idealistic, and the author shows why the man's legacy, both positive and negative, will always command interest and debate."--Booklistshow more

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