CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition


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CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition ✓ ❮Read❯ ➯ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition ➳ Author Randall B. Woods – Citybreakscheap.co.uk For almost forty years the verdict on Lyndon Johnson's presidency has been reduced to a handful of harsh words tragedy betrayal lost opportunity InitiRead LBJ: Architect of American Ambition Author Randall B. Woods Citybreakscheap.co.uk For almost forty years the verdict on Lyndon Johnson's presidency has been reduced to a handful of harsh words tragedy betrayal lost opportunity Initially historians focused on the Vietnam War and how For almost forty of American PDF years the verdict on Lyndon Johnson's presidency has been reduced to a handful of harsh words tragedy betrayal lost opportunity Initially historians focused on the Vietnam War and how that LBJ: Architect eBook conflict derailed liberalism tarnished the nation's reputation wasted lives and eventually even led to Watergate More recently Johnson has been excoriated in personal terms as a player of political hardball as the product of Architect of American PDF/EPUB machine s.

LBJ Architect of American AmbitionTyle corruption as an opportunist as a cruel husband and bossIn LBJ Randall B Woods a distinguished historian of twentieth century America and a son of Texas offers a wholesale reappraisal and sweeping authoritative account of the LBJ who has been lost under this baleful gaze Woods understands the political landscape of the American South and the differences between personal failings and political principles Thanks to the release of thousands of hours of LBJ's White House tapes along with the declassification of tens of thousands of documents and interviews with key aides Woods's LBJ brings crucial new evidence to bear on many key aspects of the man and the politician As private conversations reveal Johnson intentionally exaggerated his stereotype in many interviews for reasons of both tactics and contempt It is time to set the record straightWoods's Johnson is a flawed but deeply sympathetic charac.

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LBJ: Architect of American Ambition µ Tyle corruption as an opportunist as a cruel husband and bossIn LBJ Randall B Woods a distinguished historian of twentieth century America and a son of Texas offers a wholesale reappraisal and sweeping authoritative account of the LBJ who has been lost under this baleful gaze Woods understands the political landscape of the American South and the differences between personal failings and political principles Thanks to the release of thousands of hours of LBJ's White House tapes along with the declassification of tens of thousands of documents and interviews with key aides Woods's LBJ brings crucial new evidence to bear on many key aspects of the man and the politician As private conversations reveal Johnson intentionally exaggerated his stereotype in many interviews for reasons of both tactics and contempt It is time to set the record straightWoods's Johnson is a flawed but deeply sympathetic charac. READ × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í Randall B. Woods

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Randall B. Woods Í 8 CHARACTERS Ter He was born into a family with a liberal Texas tradition of public service and a strong belief in the public good He worked tirelessly but not just for the sake of ambition His approach to reform at home and to fighting fascism and communism abroad was motivated by the same ideals and based on a liberal Christian tradition that is often forgotten today Vietnam turned into a tragedy but it was part and parcel of Johnson's commitment to civil rights and antipoverty reforms LBJ offers a fascinating new history of the political upheavals of the s and a new way to understand the last great burst of liberalism in AmericaJohnson was a magnetic character and his life was filled with fascinating stories and scenes Through insights gained from interviews with his longtime secretary his Secret Service detail and his closest aides and confidants Woods brings Johnson before us in vivid and unforgettable color..

10 Comments on "CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition"

  • Jim Bowen

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionI rather suspect that I'm in a small minority over this given what he did during the Vietnam War but I've always found LBJ an appealing president because of his work on Civil Rights and the Great SocietyThis book at almost 900 pages is probably as detailed a one book


  • Andy Miller

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionThe most balanced biography I've read on Johnson Acknowledged his shortcomings but gave due credit to progressive things he accomplished Interesting contrast to Caro's series especially the 1948 senate election where Caro painted LBJ to be villian and Coke Stevenson to be hero While Caro mentionedglossed over some of Stevenson's background Woods made it clear how Stevenson fired some university officials for being too liberal Stevenson's attitudes towards unions and his record on race and his


  • Mark

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionFew presidents generate as much debate today as Lyndon Baines Johnson From relatively humble roots in Texas he rose to the pinnacle of power in American politics Brash and domineering to the point of obnoxiousness he turned the position of Senate majority leader into the key office in that body through a mastery of wheeling and dealing that served him well as president and ensured the passage of a vast range of legislation that transformed the nation Yet all of this is weighed against the controversial involvement in the Vietnam War a topic that still triggers fervent discussionAll of these elements are present in Randall Woods’s new biography of LBJ He chronicles Johnson’s life from his Hill Country roots to his last ailment plagued years on his iconic ranch He begins with Johnson’s parents Sam Early and Rebekah Baine


  • John

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionI admit it I am and have been an admirer of LBJ's for decades and this biography is one of the most even handed books on this giant of a man that I have read Of course it reveals his flaws which were notorious More importantly it reveals his surpassing compassion for the old the weak the oppressed the poor Hillary's right without LBJ there would have been no Civil Rights Act of 1964 to which the Kennedy's lent only half hearted support because they had no feeling besides contempt for anyone except perhaps for other Kennedys They had no ambition that didn't arise from family pride All else was merely manipulation of perceptions for political gain


  • Mary Alice

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionThis biography of LBJ casts him in a very favorable light maybe a little too favorable LBJ is portrayed as an extremely compassionate man and though he could be very compassionate he usually worked in his own best interests Woods doesn't always recognize the pragmatism LBJ was a complicated individual and he seems a bit flat toward the end of the book when he is portrayed as whiny and upset much of the time It's a long book and Woods seems to have gotten tired of writing well before the end The section on the LBJ presidency was a bit too factual with a decided lack of analysis Woods dutifully tells us about each of the Great Society programs ticking off each one through a couple of late chapters And Woods' account of the final part of LBJ's life the five years after his presidency is woefully lacking Woods has completely run out of steam by the end of LBJ's lifeThe earlier part of the book is much lively Woods does a go


  • Mel

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionVery informative and detailed biography As I was a college student during most of LBJ's presidency while looking down the barrel of the draft I had assumed that I knew most of the details of the period The biggest surprise was to find that in the fall of 1968 Richard Nixon secretly communicated with South Vietnam's Ky and Thieu to thwart any peace proposals pending with North Vietnam so as to assure his election Since the damning information had come from illegal wiretaps and because LBJ was sure that Nixon was going to win and our country was much too fragile to learn of this treason by their new Chief Executive he choose to not disclose the truth to the American public Many people believe that Reagan


  • Aaron

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionAlmost no President has a legacy harder to encapsulate then Lyndon Johnson and as long as baby boomers dominate political culture fights over his legacy will remain central to our electoral discourse As a political history nerd I have read far about his Presidency than is prudent or wise Yet even I have to wonder why this book was written After Dallek and Caro let alone Perlstien and the rest it’s not really clear why this generation needs


  • Kelly

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionWhile this book was long and certainly not light reading I did really enjoy learning about this segment of history I have filled my to read list with much related material which I always find as a mark of a good book Highly recommended to history buffs Texas Historians or anyone who thinks they might be interested in learning about Lyndon B Johnson Fascinating


  • Bill Ashcraft

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American AmbitionVery thorough It lost some credibility for me by having some factual errors the wrong person attributed to the wrong uote or the wrong date But overall very well done and it made me reappreciate LBJ as a president who wanted to change things to be a transformational leader


  • Rebecca

    CHARACTERS ↠ LBJ: Architect of American Ambition LBJ, Architect of American Ambitionthis guy really loves LBJ