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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36 One of Johnson's favorite campaign ploys was warning voters that Nixon, as
president, would not be able to function with a Democratic Congress. In Chicago
he referred to Nixon as a "dangerous candidate" because he ignored Americans'
Ironically, Johnson only postponed the fate that befell Nixon five yean later for a
similar disregard of constitutional processes. Inconsistentiy, Johnson sent William
Bundy to inform Humphrey of the Republican maneuvers, hoping he would ...
January 20 it was a different story and he would "try to do anything" he could "to
make Mr. Nixon's burdens easier."60 Johnson honestly tried to cooperate with
the president-elect, but it proved hard to convince the media of his goodwill.
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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