Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Lyndon Johnson and His Presidency

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The chief of staff to Lyndon Johnson discusses the former president's efforts to end poverty, promote civil rights, and manage the Vietnam War, discussing how he privately hated the war and how he expended most of his political capital to pass civil rights legislation. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Chief of Staff to the President is perhaps the most important political appointment in our nation's government. Aside from handling the myriad of day to day details that keep the White House running, the Chief of Staff is often the President's closest confidante and gatekeeper--anyone who wants access to the Oval Office goes through the Chief of Staff.

President Lyndon Johnson bestrode the American political scene as a colossus of energy, ambition, and purpose. He attempted to achieve no less then the total eradication of poverty and expended every last ounce of his political capitol with Congress to pass Civil Rights legislation. And, throughout, he was--as he knew better than anyone else--being destroyed by a war he inherited, detested, and could do nothing to stop.

With Marvin Watson, his Chief of Staff and most intimate adviser, finally revealing what he knows about this extraordinary figure, readers are taken, firsthand, inside the presidential life and times of Lyndon Johnson.


Baker
& Taylor

The chief of staff to Lyndon Johnson discusses the former president's efforts to end poverty, promote civil rights, and manage the Vietnam War, discussing how he privately hated the war and how he expended most of his political capital to pass civil rights legislation.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312285043
0312285043
Characteristics: ix, 353 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Markman, Sherwin 1929-

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