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By Joseph A. Califano

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ASIN: B00L6C37XS
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Number of Pages: 464
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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From Lyndon Johnson's closest household adviser through the White apartment years comes a booklet within which "Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his uncooked and earthy glory" (The manhattan instances ebook Review) that's been known as "a pleasure to read" (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington submit ebook World).

Califano takes us into the Oval place of work because the judgements that irrevocably replaced the us have been being crafted to create Johnson's formidable nice Society. He indicates us LBJ's dedication to financial and social revolution, and his willingness to do no matter what it took to accomplish his pursuits. Califano uncorks LBJ's legislative genius and divulges the political guile it took to move the legislation in civil rights, poverty, immigration reform, future health, schooling, environmental safety, client safeguard, the humanities, and communications.

President Lyndon Johnson was once larger than life-and not anyone who labored for him or used to be subjected to the "Johnson treatment" ever forgot it. As Johnson's "Deputy President of family Affairs" (The big apple Times), Joseph A. Califano's certain courting with the president drastically enriches our realizing of our thirty-sixth president, whose old value remains to be felt all through each nook of the USA to this present day.

A no-holds-barred account of Johnson's presidency, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is an intimate portrait of a President whose towering ambition for his nation and himself reshaped America-and eventually resulted in his choice to withdraw from the political enviornment within which he fought so hard.

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The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

Booklet Details:

ASIN: B00L6C37XS
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Number of Pages: 464
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:
From Lyndon Johnson's closest household adviser through the White residence years comes a e-book during which "Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his uncooked and earthy glory" (The manhattan occasions e-book overview) that's been known as "a pleasure to read" (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington put up e-book World).

Califano takes us into the Oval place of work because the judgements that irrevocably replaced the USA have been being crafted to create Johnson's bold nice Society. He exhibits us LBJ's dedication to monetary and social revolution, and his willingness to do no matter what it took to accomplish his ambitions. Califano uncorks LBJ's legislative genius and divulges the political guile it took to move the legislation in civil rights, poverty, immigration reform, wellbeing and fitness, schooling, environmental safety, customer defense, the humanities, and communications.

President Lyndon Johnson used to be larger than life-and nobody who labored for him or used to be subjected to the "Johnson treatment" ever forgot it. As Johnson's "Deputy President of household Affairs" (The big apple Times), Joseph A. Califano's special dating with the president enormously enriches our figuring out of our thirty-sixth president, whose historic importance is still felt all through each nook of the USA to today.

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The whiskey-makers saw this distant government as being no less oppressive than one seated in London, and often drew the parallel. The Scotch-Irish of western Pennsylvania were, in sum, anti-federalist, anti-tax, and it may be added, anti-Indian. West of Pittsburgh lay Indian country. The men of the west held to a simple concept of how to solve the Indian problem: extermination. The Indians had the 16 THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BOURBON same program, in reverse, and were getting better results. The bungling campaigns, which generals Hamar and St.

The Pennsylvania troubles were rooted in the economic importance and impregnable social position of mellow old Monongahela rye whiskey. In 1825, for instance, when the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture offered a gold medal to the person in Pennsylvania who carried on large-scale farming operations without providing ardent spirits for his farm workers, the medal could not be awarded. There were no entries for the uncoveted honor. The frontier people had been reared from childhood on the family jug of farmer whiskey.

Men were lashed. Quartermasters stole government property. A soldier was ordered to put a ScotchIrish rebel under guard. In execution of the order, he ran said insurgent through with his bayonet, of which the prisoner died. At Carlisle a dragoon's pistol went off and hit a countryman in the groin; he too died. On November 13, long remembered in many a cabin and stump-clearing as "the dismal night," the Jersey horse captured various citizens whom they described grimly as "the whiskey pole gentry," dragging them out of bed, tying them back to back.

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