Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society

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I.R. Dee, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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A narrative analysis of the most ambitious and controversial American reform effort since the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt. Andrew examines underlying ideas and principle objectives, shows how the Great Society touched the lives of almost all Americans, and tells why much of it failed but continues to generate political controversy even today. American Ways Series.

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User Review  - Martha Fedorowicz - Goodreads

This book gives an excellent summary of the Great Society programs and their successes and failures as well as recounting the American reaction to them. However, it does not talk much about LBJ personally or go too in-depth into his rationale for implementing these programs. Read full review

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User Review  - George Parks - Goodreads

Nice narrative on this monumental block of legislation that while taking a liberal perspective is not without critique. Details about how reforms fell short of their true intent due to political ... Read full review


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Andrew is professor of history at Franklin & Marshall College