Lbj's 1968 : Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
Cambridge Univ Pr 2018/04
361 p. illustrations ; 24 cm
Choice Reviews 2018 September
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2018.
Drawing on an extensive trove of written and oral sources, Longley explores how President Lyndon Baines Johnson perceived the most significant events of 1968 and how he responded. He highlights many of the challenges faced by the president during this year, which LBJ characterized as a 'year of a continuous nightmare'.
Table of Contents
1. A nation on the brink: the State of the Union Address, January 1968; 2. Those dirty bastards, are they trying to embarrass us? The Pueblo Incident, January-December 1968; 3: Tet: a very near thing, January-March 1968; 4. As a result, I will not seek re-election: the March 31, 1968 speech; 5. The days the Earth stood still: the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, April 1968; 6. He hated him, but loved him: the assassination of Robert Kennedy, June 1968; 7. The big stumble: the Fortas Affair, June-October 1968; 8: The tanks are rolling: Czechoslovakia crushed, August 1968; 9: The perfect disaster: the democratic national convention, August 1968; 10. Is this treason?: The October surprise that wasn't, October-December 1968; 11. The last dance, January 1969; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Subject:Johnson, Lyndon B.