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Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes 1963 1964 by Michael R. Beschloss

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Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes 1963 1964
Author: Michael R. Beschloss
eBook Title: Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes 1963 1964
Category: History
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 352
Formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, DJVU
ISBN: 0671577468
ISBN13: 978-0671577469
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (October 1, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas

Taking Charge, edited by Michael R. Beschloss, whom Newsweek has called "America's leading presidential historian," brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, tells tales of Washington, D.C., and Texas, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

The only President to record his private conversations from his first day in office, LBJ ordered the tapes to be locked in a vault until at least the year 2023. But now they have been unsealed, providing a close-up look at a President taking power such as we have never had before -- from John F. Kennedy's murder in November 1963 to Johnson's campaign for a landslide victory.

Taking Charge is filled with revelations about the full-blooded Texan behind the public image. You will hear LBJ:

  • revealing his self-doubts and personal anguish over the responsibilities of the presidency
  • receiving the frank criticism of his wife, Lady Bird Johnson
  • staking his presidency on a revolutionary civil rights bill
  • scuttling Robert Kennedy's drive to be his Vice President
  • using the Tonkin Gulf attack to expand the American beachhead in Southeast Asia
  • unveiling his private, tortured early doubts that we could ever win a war in Vietnam

An extraordinary audiobook, Taking Charge gives us an uprecidented look into a crucial presidency that continues to shape our lives today. In LBJ's own words, it is history "with the bark off."

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