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Lbj S 1968

Author: Kyle Longley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110814120X
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1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval on numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, cultural. In the United States, perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of what Johnson characterized as the 'year of a continuous nightmare'. Longley explores how LBJ perceived the most significant events of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert Kennedy, and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His responses to the crises were sometimes effective but often tragic, and LBJ's refusal to seek re-election underscores his recognition of the challenges facing the country in 1968. As much a biography of a single year as it is of LBJ, LBJ's 1968 vividly captures the tumult that dominated the headlines on a local and global level.

Flawed Giant

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195054652
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Based on hundreds of newly released tapes and extensive interviews with Johnson's advisors and confidants, the author reveals the complexities of Lyndon Johnson during his presidency

Affairs Of State

Author: Gil Troy
Publisher: New York : Free Press
ISBN: 9780684828206
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Examines the presidential couple from Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt through Hillary and Bill Clinton

Time 1968

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher: Time
ISBN: 9781603200172
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A richly illustrated study of a life-altering year in American history captures the events, personalities, joys, tragedies, and experiences of 1968, from the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., to the riots in Chicago and escalation of the war in Vietnam, to three astronauts reading from the Bible while orbiting the moon, with a CD containing popular music of the era.

Law And Order

Author: Michael W. Flamm
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509723
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Law and Order offers a valuable new study of the political and social history of the 1960s. It presents a sophisticated account of how the issues of street crime and civil unrest enhanced the popularity of conservatives, eroded the credibility of liberals, and transformed the landscape of American politics. Ultimately, the legacy of law and order was a political world in which the grand ambitions of the Great Society gave way to grim expectations. In the mid-1960s, amid a pervasive sense that American society was coming apart at the seams, a new issue known as law and order emerged at the forefront of national politics. First introduced by Barry Goldwater in his ill-fated run for president in 1964, it eventually punished Lyndon Johnson and the Democrats and propelled Richard Nixon and the Republicans to the White House in 1968. In this thought-provoking study, Michael Flamm examines how conservatives successfully blamed liberals for the rapid rise in street crime and then skillfully used law and order to link the understandable fears of white voters to growing unease about changing moral values, the civil rights movement, urban disorder, and antiwar protests. Flamm documents how conservatives constructed a persuasive message that argued that the civil rights movement had contributed to racial unrest and the Great Society had rewarded rather than punished the perpetrators of violence. The president should, conservatives also contended, promote respect for law and order and contempt for those who violated it, regardless of cause. Liberals, Flamm argues, were by contrast unable to craft a compelling message for anxious voters. Instead, liberals either ignored the crime crisis, claimed that law and order was a racist ruse, or maintained that social programs would solve the "root causes" of civil disorder, which by 1968 seemed increasingly unlikely and contributed to a loss of faith in the ability of the government to do what it was above all sworn to do-protect personal security and private property.

Nineteen Sixty Eight

Author: Clark Dougan
Publisher: Boston Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780939526062
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Recounts the Tet Offensive, describes the origins of the peace movement in the U.S., and looks at attempts to start peace negotiations