The Presidential Recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson: Toward the Great Society, Feb. 1, 1964-May 31, 1964
David Coleman, David Shreve, Kent Germany, Guian McKee
Thrust into the presidency by John F. Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson immediately confronted the twin challenges of leading a nation in mourning while ensuring the continuity of government. One of Johnson's first acts was to install a secret taping system in the White House to record his telephone conversations.
David Coleman, Kent Germany, Guian McKee, and David Shreve of the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program will discuss The Presidential Recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson Toward the Great Society, February 1, 1964–May 31, 1964 (W.W. Norton & Company), the newest three-volume set of Johnson transcripts, which examines how LBJ launched his War on Poverty, questioned the viability of U.S. policy in Vietnam, and managed the progress of a historic civil rights bill through Congress.
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