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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.

Book News Annotation:

When Lady Bird Johnson became First Lady, she immediately began to record her daily activities and her impressions. These were dictated into a recorder and certainly intended from the beginning for publication, which first occurred in 1970. Since these were public diaries, one won't find any revelations about her marriage to Lyndon Johnson, nor catty comments on members of the cabinet. It is, rather, an often interesting look at the life of a public person. Beginning with the difficult days after the Kennedy assassination, she took time almost every day to ruminate on what had happened. In many ways, reprinting this now shows how the role of the First Lady has expanded since then. The most political thing Lady Bird was involved in was her program to beautify America through public gardens, a legacy that remains. There are interesting tidbits, such as an account of an afternoon with Alice Roosevelt Longworth or a confrontation with Eartha Kitt over social issues, which Lady Bird managed to sidestep. There are many photos of the family as well as state pictures. The index only lists names, not events, so there is no way of looking up her reactions to issues such as the Vietnam War. Nevertheless, this will be of interest to historians of the presidency, the sixties and the role of women in government. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292717497
Author:
Johnson, Lady Bird
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Subject:
Political
Subject:
First Ladies
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Johnson, Lyndon B
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird
Subject:
Biography-First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Series:
Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
806
Dimensions:
9.04x6.39x1.72 in. 2.60 lbs.

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