Lyndon B. Johnson : toward the great society



Lyndon B. Johnson : toward the great society

Ernest May and Timothy Naftali, general editors

(The presidential recordings)

W.W. Norton, c2007

  • : set
  • v. 4
  • v. 5
  • v. 6

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Vol. 4. Robert David Johnson and Kent B. Germany, editors; v. 5. David Shreve and Robert David Johnson, editors; v. 6. Guian A. McKee, editor

Vol. 4. February 1, 1964-March 8, 1964 -- v. 5. March 9, 1964-April 13, 1964 -- v. 6. April 14, 1964-May 31, 1964

Includes bibliographical references and index



Thrust into the presidency by the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson immediately confronted the twin challenges of leading a nation in mourning while ensuring the continuity of government. As one of his first acts, Johnson ordered a secret taping system installed in the White House and began recording his telephone conversations. This three-volume boxed set continues the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs's acclaimed Presidential Recordings series, covering the time period between February 1, 1964, and May 31, 1964. During these dramatic months, LBJ launched his War on Poverty, questioned the viability of the U.S. policy in Vietnam, and deftly managed the progress of a historic civil rights bill through Congress.

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