Sam Johnson's boy: A Close-Up of the President from Texas

New York: Macmillan, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. First edition/printing. Fine in bright, crisp dust jacket. Hardcover. 871 pp. with bibliography, index. Published near the conclusion of his presidency, a massive, fascinatingly detailed account of the life of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Beginning with his poor boyhood in the Texas hill country, it follows him through his days as a collegiate political razzle-dazzler, days as a grade school teacher, an energetic young politician who brought electricity to the Perdernales Valley, a savvy, powerful Texas state politican, Congressman, United States Senator of increasing power and influence beginning in 1948. He became Vice-President under JFK and suddenly, in November, 1963, the 36th President of the United States. he work concludes with the escalation of the Vietnam war and decision not to run for a second elective term. Fine / fine. Item #E24484

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