The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson

The Kennedy Assassination and the Transfer of Power: November 1963-January 1964

The Presidential Recordings


Three-volume slipcased set

Hardcover + DVD

Max Holland (Editor), Robert David Johnson (Editor), David Shreve (Editor), Kent B. Germany (Editor)

Series edited by Philip D. Zelikow, Series edited by Ernest May, Series edited by Timothy Naftali

 

This is presidential power in its rawest form, revealed alongside the private vulnerabilities of the world's most public man.

Lyndon B. Johnson secretly recorded 700 hours of telephone conversations as president. With these three volumes, slipcased with audio DVD, the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs begins a groundbreaking series that will ultimately include annotated transcripts of all of Johnson's White House conversations.

Covering the dramatic months of November 1963 through January 1964, these volumes depict a man coming to grips with the awesome responsibilities of the presidency while simultaneously trying to lead a nation and a government in mourning. Captured on tape are Johnson's efforts to conciliate the Kennedy family while putting his own imprint on the office. Abroad, he is consumed by a coup in Vietnam, a bloody anti-American riot in Panama, a near civil war in Cyprus, and persistent leaks from within his own administration. Domestically, he pushes forward the civil rights revolution and leads a single-minded drive to reduce the size of the federal budget to gain political room for his war on poverty.

Texts with audio DVD

Book Details

  • Hardcover + DVD
  • May 2005
  • ISBN 978-0-393-06001-0
  • 7.2 × 10.1 in / 1184 pages
  • Volume(s): 1-3
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“A riveting and very important contribution to the historical record of the consequential 1960s.” — Booklist

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