This companion offers an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates from his term in office.
Explores the legacy of Johnson and the historical significance of his years as president
Covers the full range of topics, from the social and civil rights reforms of the Great Society to the increased American involvement in Vietnam
Incorporates the dramatic new evidence that has come to light through the release of around 8,000 phone conversations and meetings that Johnson secretly recorded as President
About the author
Mitchell B. Lerner is Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. He has held the Mary Ball Washington Distinguished Fulbright Chair at University College-Dublin, and been an officer of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is also Director of Ohio State's Institute for Korea Studies. He is the author of The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy (2002), which won the John Lyman Book Award, and editor of Looking Back at LBJ (2005).
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