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The Resource Building the great society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House, Joshua Zeitz

Building the great society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House, Joshua Zeitz

Label
Building the great society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House
Title
Building the great society
Title remainder
inside Lyndon Johnson's White House
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Zeitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
LBJ's towering political skills and his ambitious slate of liberal legislation are the stuff of legend: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, and environmental reform. But what happened after the bills passed? One man could not and did not go it alone. Joshua Zeitz reanimates the creative and contentious atmosphere inside Johnson's White House as a talented and energetic group of advisers made LBJ's vision a reality. They desegregated public and private institutions throughout one third of the United States; built Medicare and Medicaid from the ground up in one year; launched federal funding for public education; provided food support for millions of poor children and adults; and launched public television and radio, all in the space of five years, even as Vietnam strained the administration's credibility and budget. Bill Moyers, Jack Valenti, Joe Califano, Harry McPherson and the other staff members who comprised LBJ's inner circle were men as pragmatic and ambitious as Johnson, equally skilled in the art of accumulating power or throwing a sharp elbow. Building the Great Society is the story of how one of the most competent White House staffs in American history - serving one of the most complicated presidents ever to occupy the Oval Office - fundamentally changed everyday life for millions of citizens and forged a legacy of compassionate and interventionist government
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
973.923
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.Z44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Building the great society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House, Joshua Zeitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Put the ball through the hoop -- Participation in prosperity -- Second day -- Revolutionary activity -- Frontlash -- A frustrating paradox -- Completing the Fair Deal -- Get 'em! Get the last ones! -- The fabulous Eighty-ninth -- Guns and butter -- Backlash -- You aren't a man in your own right -- The thirty-first of March -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn991325682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525428787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525428787
  • (OCoLC)991325682
Label
Building the great society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House, Joshua Zeitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Put the ball through the hoop -- Participation in prosperity -- Second day -- Revolutionary activity -- Frontlash -- A frustrating paradox -- Completing the Fair Deal -- Get 'em! Get the last ones! -- The fabulous Eighty-ninth -- Guns and butter -- Backlash -- You aren't a man in your own right -- The thirty-first of March -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn991325682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525428787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525428787
  • (OCoLC)991325682

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