LBJ: A Life

LBJ: A Life Irwin Unger Debi Unger
  • Title: LBJ: A Life
  • Author: Irwin Unger Debi Unger
  • ISBN: 9780471395225
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • LBJ: A Life Irwin Unger Debi Unger LBJ A Life Critical Praise for Irwin Unger A careful comprehensive portrait of a complex figure a man both eminently practical and deeply principled who looms large over the middle of our century Kirkus Revie
    Critical Praise for Irwin Unger A careful, comprehensive portrait of a complex figure, a man both eminently practical and deeply principled, who looms large over the middle of our century Kirkus Reviews Few authors have attempted a one volume life of the idealistic but controversial Lyndon B Johnson, and none has succeeded like Irwin Unger Highly recommended LCritical Praise for Irwin Unger A careful, comprehensive portrait of a complex figure, a man both eminently practical and deeply principled, who looms large over the middle of our century Kirkus Reviews Few authors have attempted a one volume life of the idealistic but controversial Lyndon B Johnson, and none has succeeded like Irwin Unger Highly recommended Library JournalPulitzer Prize winning author Irwin Unger and Debi Unger explore the enigmatic and complex Lyndon B Johnson, as both a public and a private figure examining his monumental achievements as well as his conflicted and turbulent relationships with his family, friends, and colleagues LBJ reveals Johnson s demons as well as his dreams, providing a compelling portrait of this larger than life figure From the hardscrabble life of the Texas hill country to the colorful Lone Star state elections that provided his entrEe into national politics to power politics in Washington, this compassionate, insightful biography traces the life, influences, and motivations of the unpredictable, charismatic, and difficult man who occupied the Oval Office during one of the nation s most tumultuous periods.
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    1. Not reviewing this book as such, writing a note for my own record I am not rating this book as my reason for abandoning it is not the quality of the book but rather that I have lost interest in the subject.The book is well written as far as I can tell No idea where the authors are going with this, but the start of the book focuses on the hardships of LBJ s early life that influenced some of his political motivations However, there is, even within the first 50 pages, much honing in on Johnson s [...]

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    2. Irwin and Debi Usher wrote this book about our thirty sixth president They tell the tale of a man who would spend a life in politics fighting for the poor and underprivileged, yet would involve the nation is one of the bloodiest and stupidest wars in its history The late Tim Russert once described him as the victor of a thousand battles who was ultimately beaten in the end The story of Lyndon B Johnson is one of tragedy and triumph.Johnson was born in 1908, the year William H Taft was elected pr [...]

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    3. After visiting LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House two years ago, I had been wanting to read a little about LBJ and Lady Bird.Well, I finally made some time and wow, the history he witnessed during his political career is remarkable From Civil Rights to the space program to Hawaii s statehood a lot was happening during that time.I normally don t read biographies for the simple fact that the writers rely on quotes and sources from other books so much, it makes reading a struggle And I found that [...]

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    4. I really enjoyed this biography about LBJ He was controversial to say the least, a man of remarkable political courage but also a bad habit of misplacing that courage There was an emphasis on the populist and pragmatist mindset of Johnson s politics he was neither an ideological liberal or conservative, but a politician who got things done I wish there were a longer discussion about how his populism and pragmatism played into his insistence on the war of attrition in Vietnam which was neither po [...]

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    5. A tragedy, in a way, although the very final note is a kind one The Ungers do an excellent job of reconciling Johnson s hardscrabble upbringing with his later moves as Congressman Senator VP President, and tie together the amazing advances of the Great Society with the quicksand of the escalating Vietnam war, and show how the latter hobbled the former The writing is fine nothing spectacular, but nothing terrible, either.

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    6. A pretty fair biography of LBJ and all his warts and personality I am always surprised at how expansive his programs were for the War on Poverty and Civil Rights which didn t have a chance with the Vietnam War taking monies away from developing these programs .

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    7. Decent biography of a complicated, interesting, remarkable man whose impressive accomplishments are often overshadowed by his involvement in the Vietnam War.

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