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Flawed Giant

Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973

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Flawed Giant by Robert Dallek
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The final volume of Robert Dallek's biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. It takes the reader through Johnson's tumultuous years in the White House, his unprecedented accomplishments there, and the tragic war that would be his downfall. Johnson emerges as a man riddled with contradictions, a man of towering intensity and anguished insecurity, of grandiose ambition and grave self-doubt, a man who was brilliant, crude, intimidating, compassionate, overbearing, driven: "A tornado in pants." Drawing on hundreds of newly released tapes and extensive interviews with those closest to Johnson - including insights from Ladybird and his press secretary Bill Moyers - Dallek takes the reader behind the scenes to provide an intimate portrait of Johnson.

Author Biography

Robert Dallek is Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of several books, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, for which he won a Bancroft Prize and was nominated for an American Book Award. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2000
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 pp halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
768
Dimensions
155x234x50
ISBN-13
9780195132380
Product ID
3193560

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