Lyndon Johnson

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Lyndon Johnson was both man and myth . . . . As myth, he mastered
Congress, bending it to his will. Yet the man passed bills as president
and majority leader by trading political plums for key Congressional votes.
Th ough critics carped at his refusal to return U.S. troops from Vietnam,
they praised him for signing into law civil and voting rights acts, education
and public housing aid, Medicare, and Medicaid.
But the Vietnam War drained money from Americas budget that couldve
been used to sustain LBJs beloved Great Society programs. Unfortunately,
he angrily rejected Robert McNamaras belated advice to Vietnamize
the confl ict because he didnt want to become the fi rst U.S. president to
lose a war.
Yet this seemingly macho Texan was more complex than anyone not
knowing him could imagine. He could be bitter, envious, paranoid, proud,
angry, happy, mocking, serious, longing . . . often one emotion after another.
For better or worse, Lyndon Johnson dominated Washington D.C. as
few presidents have. He was a Goliath in a city of David-sized politicians.
But like Davids slingshotted stone, Johnson was toppled from his throne
by an unforeseen weapon: unrelenting criticism of his prosecution of
(what originally was) a limited, but seemingly endless, war overseas . . . .

GENRE
Romans et littérature
SORTIE
2007
25 mai
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
268
Pages
ÉDITIONS
Xlibris US
TAILLE
248,7
Ko

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