Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
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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