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The Johnson Years
  • Trim Size: 7 3/8 X 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081605388X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5388-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 973.923
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 704

Summary

Born in central Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson served as John F. Kennedy’s vice president and was sworn in as president after the assassination. Throughout his term, he urged the nation "to build a great society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor." Turning down the opportunity to run for reelection in 1968 after 37 years in Washington, Johnson retired to his ranch in Texas.

The Johnson Years offers a complete look at the major people, events, and policies of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency. This comprehensive reference contains more than 350 biographical entries of key figures in this administration, as well as numerous appendixes featuring primary source documents such as presidential speeches and executive decisions.

Biographical entries include:

  • Ralph Abernathy
  • Joan Baez
  • Clark Clifford
  • Betty Friedan
  • Bill Moyers
  • Dean Rusk
  • Bayard Rustin
  • R. Sargent Shriver Jr.
  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • William Westmoreland
  • and more.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables.

About the Author(s)

An expert on the presidency, Chester Pach received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and currently teaches at Ohio University. His publications include The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Reviews and Awards

"...this volume is well written and is an excellent purchase for college and university and public libraries."
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"The entries were written by experts, and all entries are signed...The Johnson Years is highly recommended for academic libraries, as is the whole Presidential Profiles series..."
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