LBJ: A Life
Critical Praise for Irwin Unge
"A careful, comprehensive portrait of a complex figure, a man both eminently practical and deeply principled, who looms large over the middle of our century."–Kirkus Review
"Few authors have attempted a one-volume life of the idealistic but controversial Lyndon B. Johnson, and none has succeeded like Irwin Unger.. . . Highly recommended. "–Library Journa
Pulitzer Prize—winning author Irwin Unger and Debi Unger explore the enigmatic and complex Lyndon B. Johnson, as both a public and a private figure–examining his monumental achievements as well as his conflicted and turbulent relationships with his family, friends, and colleagues. LBJ reveals Johnson’s demons as well as his dreams, providing a compelling portrait of this larger-than-life figure. From the hardscrabble life of the Texas hill country to the colorful Lone Star state elections that provided his entrée into national politics to power politics in Washington, this compassionate, insightful biography traces the life, influences, and motivations of the unpredictable, charismatic, and difficult man who occupied the Oval Office during one of the nation’s most tumultuous periods
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Taking up a suggestion of Chicago mayor Richard Daley, Kennedy proposed to
Clark Clifford that Johnson make a public acknowledgment that his policy was a
failure and appoint a commission to decide how to extricate the United States ...
Clark Clifford, Counsel to the President: A Memoir (New York: Random House,
1991 :. p. 486. 38. David M. Barrett, Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His
Vietnam Advisers (Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 1993), p. 129.
Ibid. (January 14, 1969); Style Section by Dorothy McCardle. 74. New York Times
(January 14, 1969). 75. Washington Post (January 15, 1969). 76. Clark Clifford,
Counsel to the President: A Memoir (New York: Random House, 1991), p. 604.
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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