LBJ's 1968

Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.23 hours)
Product Number: Z100143588
Released: Dec 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977305633
Narrator/s: Paul Brion
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval on numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, cultural. In the United States, perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of what Johnson characterized as the 'year of a continuous nightmare'. Longley explores how LBJ perceived the most significant events of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert Kennedy, and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His responses to the crises were sometimes effective but often tragic, and LBJ's refusal to seek re-election underscores his recognition of the challenges facing the country in 1968. As much a biography of a single year as it is of LBJ, LBJ's 1968 vividly captures the tumult that dominated the headlines on a local and global level. Contains mature themes.

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Author(s): Kyle Longley
Original Publish Date: Dec 12, 2018

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