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The Resource Lady Bird Johnson : hiding in plain sight, Julia Sweig

Lady Bird Johnson : hiding in plain sight, Julia Sweig

Label
Lady Bird Johnson : hiding in plain sight
Title
Lady Bird Johnson
Title remainder
hiding in plain sight
Statement of responsibility
Julia Sweig
Title variation
Hiding in plain sight
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished... As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office--and one with a significant budget--she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson's work in the White House, Julia Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time--and an accomplished politician in her own right"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweig, Julia
Dewey number
  • 973.923092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E848.J64
LC item number
S94 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lady Bird
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady Bird Johnson : hiding in plain sight, Julia Sweig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady Bird Johnson's White House diary -- Prologue: The Huntland strategy memo -- Act I: August 1960-January 1965. The surrogate ; "Shame for Texas" ; Transition, succession ; "Thank you, Mrs. Vice President" ; The urban environment ; "We might have a small war on our hands" ; The strategist: the 1964 campaign ; "Our presidency" -- Act II: February 1965-December 1967. Beautification, euphemism by design ; "We could fall flat on our faces" ; "Impeach Lady Bird" ; "Little flames of fear" ; At home ; Protest and the urban crisis ; "This is a stepchild city" ; "Not a luxury... but a necessity" ; Chaos or community ; "Without the momentum of success" ; The generation gap -- Act III: January 1968-August 1968. "Maggots of doubt" ; "Somewhere... between the words gut and pot" ; "Standing still when I should be running" ; March 31, 1968 ; Assassination ; Resurrection ; "Claudia all of my life" ; "Over by choice" -- Epilogue: To survive all assaults, January 1969-July 2007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 533 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812995909
Lccn
2020001666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1240422518
  • (OCoLC)on1240422518
  • 3203336
  • 3760418
  • 3760418
Label
Lady Bird Johnson : hiding in plain sight, Julia Sweig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady Bird Johnson's White House diary -- Prologue: The Huntland strategy memo -- Act I: August 1960-January 1965. The surrogate ; "Shame for Texas" ; Transition, succession ; "Thank you, Mrs. Vice President" ; The urban environment ; "We might have a small war on our hands" ; The strategist: the 1964 campaign ; "Our presidency" -- Act II: February 1965-December 1967. Beautification, euphemism by design ; "We could fall flat on our faces" ; "Impeach Lady Bird" ; "Little flames of fear" ; At home ; Protest and the urban crisis ; "This is a stepchild city" ; "Not a luxury... but a necessity" ; Chaos or community ; "Without the momentum of success" ; The generation gap -- Act III: January 1968-August 1968. "Maggots of doubt" ; "Somewhere... between the words gut and pot" ; "Standing still when I should be running" ; March 31, 1968 ; Assassination ; Resurrection ; "Claudia all of my life" ; "Over by choice" -- Epilogue: To survive all assaults, January 1969-July 2007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 533 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812995909
Lccn
2020001666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1240422518
  • (OCoLC)on1240422518
  • 3203336
  • 3760418
  • 3760418

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