Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream - Chapter 2, Education and the Dream of Success Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 2, Education and the Dream of Success Summary and Analysis

Johnson took an outdoor cleanup crew job to help pay for tuition. Lyndon showed unbounded energy and enthusiasm, completing all tasks in a stellar manner. Soon, however, Johnson applied for a better job, assistant to the janitor in the science building, and was immediately hired. Again, he worked like a racehorse, finally going after and obtaining the job he truly coveted—assistant to the president's secretary. Eventually, he relieved the overworked and a bit lazy secretary of appointment setting responsibilities, and became the "go to" guy for faculty and staff wishing to see the president.

Because he ran out of money, Johnson had to curtail his formal education at San Marcos and take a temporary job as teacher/principal of Mexican-American children in Cotulla, Texas. President Evans obtained...

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