- By Bruce J. Schulman

Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents

  • Title: Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents
  • Author: Bruce J. Schulman
  • ISBN: 9780312083519
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lyndon B Johnson and American Liberalism A Brief Biography with Documents Lyndon B Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson s career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise

    Lyndon B Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson s career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism The author includes 15 documents Johnson s own speeches as well as assessments of the president and his programs by contemporariesLyndon B Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson s career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism The author includes 15 documents Johnson s own speeches as well as assessments of the president and his programs by contemporaries and later scholars that give readers the opportunity to examine LBJ s career firsthand and to evaluate its impact The book also contains photographs and cartoons from the period, an LBJ chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

    1 thought on “Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents

    1. Less a biography of LBJ than an analysis of the impact of LBJ in Washington, spending almost as much time on his 30 years in Congress as with his time in the White House. Provides an interesting look into the mechanisms of the legislative branch as well, focusing on civil rights and social reform legislature. While Schulman takes a more sympathetic look at LBJ's motives (a deep belief in the 'Great Society') he does not absolve him completely of the duplicity and secrecy that came to define his [...]

    2. Nice brief book that gives an insightful understanding to Lyndon B. Johnson, the man, and his presidency.

    3. It's it quite a biography, it's not quite a political history, but somewhere in that neighborhood. I think it did q little too much on Viet Nam and not quite enough on the impact of his social programs. I wouldn't recommend it, per se, but I wouldn't suggest avoiding it, either.

    4. LBJ was a really unique individual, I think he was greatly misunderstood and at least domestically was a very adept President. I really enjoyed the transcripts of conversations in the book.

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