LBJ: A Life

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Wiley, Sep 17, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 592 pages
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Critical Praise for Irwin Unger "[This] is the most thorough, fair-minded, and balanced appraisal of the money question&which has yet been produced&It provides a foundation upon which a coming generation of historians can build increasingly more accurate and plausible interpretations of this crucial period." —The Economist on The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance "Sympathetic to its objectives but mindful of its unresolved contradictions, Unger summons us to a necessary reconsideration of how LBJ’s unfinished Great Society defines our current perplexities." —Booklist on The Best of Intentions: The Triumph and Failure of the Great Society under Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Critical Praise for Irwin and Debi Unger "Along with the familiar sagas of the anti-Vietnam War and civil rights crusades, the authors catch the ferment of the underground press, community action programs, welfare rights militancy, the free speech and sexual freedom movements. Every page brims with relevance to the 1980s." —Publishers Weekly on Turning Point?: 196

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Few authors have attempted a one-volume life of the idealistic but controversial Lyndon B. Johnson, and none has succeeded like Irwin Unger (The Best of Intentions, LJ 4/1/96) and Debi Unger. This ... Read full review


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IRWIN UNGER won the Pulitzer Prize in 1965 for The Greenback Era. His most recent book was The Best of Intentions: The Triumph and Failure of the Great Society under Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. DEBI UNGER is a writer, editor, and researcher, and was most recently coauthor of Turning Point: 1968.

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