In history's shadow: an American odyssey

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Hyperion, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 386 pages
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The powerful, acclaimed autobiography of a major political figure is now available in trade paperback. The late John Connally learned the ropes of rural Texas politics under Lyndon Johnson and worked his way up, getting wounded along the way allegedly by the same bullet that killed JFK. Connally's story is an essential contribution to our understanding of recent American history. Photographs.

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IN HISTORY'S SHADOW: An American Odyssey

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In a crowded life that ended this June, Connally was aide and confidant to Lyndon Johnson, businessman, secretary of the navy, governor of Texas, secretary of the treasury under Nixon, and ... Read full review

In history's shadow: an American odyssey

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Connally died in June 1993 of complications from the wounds he received when John F. Kennedy was assassinated 30 years ago. Although he enjoyed a full political life--campaign manager and adviser to ... Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Nellie Connally, the former Idanell Brill, met John Bowden Connally at the University of Texas; the two college sweethearts were married on December 21, 1940. Mrs. Connally served as the first lady of Texas from 1962 to 1969. The mother of four, Mrs. Connally still resides in Austin, Texas.
Mickey Herskowitz has written numerous "New York Times "bestsellers and has been a longtime Connally friend.

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