Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyHappy Birthday, Lyndon B. Johnson!

  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:00:00    Permalink
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    Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, would be 110 years old today. Few persons in positions of executive power have experienced such an unthinkable, history-making event as LBJ did. Of course, we’re talking about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and what followed. Another example occurred on September 11, 2001, when then President George W. Bush faced the news of a domestic terrorist attack. How a president—or soon-to-be president, in the case of Lyndon B. Johnson—handles himself in the wake of such a moment, for better or worse, tends to define his legacy.

    So, in honor of LBJ’s birthday, let’s examine his presidency and beyond.

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