Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy assassination, and the transfer of power, November 1963-January 1964 /

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Other Authors: Holland, Max.
Johnson, Robert David, 1967-

Shreve, David, 1961-

Germany, Kent B., 1971-
Format: Book
Published:New York : Norton, 2005.
Series:Presidential recordings.
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Lyndon B. Johnson secretly recorded 700 hours of telephone conversations as president. With these three volumes, slipcased with audio DVD, the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs begins a groundbreaking series that will ultimately include annotated transcripts of all of Johnson's White House conversations. Covering the dramatic months of November 1963 through January 1964, these volumes depict a man coming to grips with the awesome responsibilities of the presidency while simultaneously trying to lead a nation and a government in mourning. Captured on tape are Johnson's efforts to conciliate the Kennedy family while putting his own imprint on the office. Abroad, he is consumed by a coup in Vietnam, a bloody anti-American riot in Panama, a near civil war in Cyprus, and persistent leaks from within his own administration. Domestically, he pushes forward the civil rights revolution and leads a single-minded drive to reduce the size of the federal budget to gain political room for his war on poverty. Texts with audio DVD

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Physical Description:3v. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:0393060012 (set)
Author Notes:

Philip D. Zelikow was executive director of the 9/11Commission. He is the White Burkett Miller Professor ofHistory at the University of Virginia.

Ernest May is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University.

Timothy Naftali, a frequent contributor to Slate and NPR, is director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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