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Lady Bird Johnson : Hiding in plain sight / Julia Sweig.

Sweig, Julia, (author.).

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Lady Bird Johnson's White House diary -- Prologue: The Huntland strategy memo -- August 1960-January 1965. The surrogate ; "Shame for Texas" ; Transition, succession ; "Thank you, Mrs. Vice President" ; The urban environment ; "We might have a small war on our hands" ; The strategist: the 1964 campaign ; "Our presidency" -- February 1965-December 1967. Beautification, euphemism by design ; "We could fall flat on our faces" ; "Impeach Lady Bird" ; "Little flames of fear" ; At home ; Protest and the urban crisis ; "This is a stepchild city" ; "Not a luxury... but a necessity" ; Chaos or community ; "Without the momentum of success" ; The generation gap -- January 1968-August 1968. "Maggots of doubt" ; "Somewhere... between the words gut and pot" ; "Standing still when I should be running" ; March 31, 1968 ; Assassination ; Resurrection ; "Claudia all of my life" ; "Over by choice" -- Epilogue: To survive all assaults, January 1969-July 2007.
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"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had to decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office--and one with a significant budget--she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson's work in the White House. Julia Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time--and an accomplished politician in her own right"-- Provided by publisher.
Spring, 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances-- following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy-- he had to decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson. Their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time-- and an accomplished politician in her own right. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Presidents > United States > Election > 1964.
United States > Politics and government > 1963-1969.
Genre: Biographies.
Biography.

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