Everything you need to understand or teach Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Doris Goodwin provides an insightful, intimate look at the private Lyndon Johnson that the public never knew. From his meteoric rise to power and the presidency, the reader gains full understanding of this complicated, driven figure of twentieth century politics and the almost Shakespearian-like fatal flaws which lead to his downfall.
Born into a family in which husband and wife shared exponentially different views and values, Lyndon Johnson grew up in small-town Texas, consistently torn between the cultured civility of his mother and the "down-home good 'ole boy", drinking, and sometime politician father. He grew up on the banks of the Perdernales River and in the small town of Johnson City, where he completed his rather mediocre high school education.
A two-year stint in California, during which he came to know poverty and the challenges faced by the unskilled poor, led the young Johnson into college and an...
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