Subsequent Apollo missions would journey past Earth's orbit -.1 quarter of a
million miles to the moon, where ... (just as the launch of Sputnik had in 1957),
Kennedy asked Johnson by memo if the United States could manage a moon shot.
With more than a hundred photos, videos, recorded phone conversations, letters, and speeches, this enhanced eBook edition of Indomitable Will brings to life the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson like never before. Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson remains a largely misunderstood figure. His force of personality, mastery of power and the political process, and boundless appetite for social reform made him one of the towering figures of his time. But he was one of the most protean and paradoxical of presidents as well. Because of his flawed nature and inherent contradictions, some claimed there were as many LBJs as there were people who knew him. Intent on fulfilling the promise of America, Johnson launched a revolution in civil rights, federal aid to education, and health care for the elderly and indigent, and expanded immigration and environmental protection. A flurry of landmark laws—he would sign an unparalleled 207 during his five years in office, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Head Start, and Medicare—are testaments to the triumph of his will. His War on Poverty alone brought the U.S. poverty rate down from 20 percent to 12 percent, the biggest one-time drop in American history. As president, he was known for getting things done. At the same time, Johnson’s presidency—and the fulfillment of its own promise—was blighted by his escalation of an ill-fated war in Vietnam that tore at the fabric of America and saw the loss of 36,000 U.S. troops by the end of his term. Presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of the endlessly fascinating LBJ, his extraordinarily eventful presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. We see Johnson in his many guises and dimensions: the virtuoso deal-maker using every inch of his six-foot-three-inch frame to intimidate his subjects, the relentless reformer willing to lose southern Democrats from his party for a generation in his pursuit of civil rights for all Americans, and the embattled commander in chief agonizing over the fate of his “boys” in Vietnam—including his two sons-in-law—yet steadfast in his determination to thwart Communist aggression through war, or an honorable peace. Through original interviews and personal accounts from White House aides and Cabinet members, political allies and foes, and friends and family—from Robert McNamara to Barry Goldwater, Lady Bird Johnson to Jacqueline Kennedy—as well as through Johnson’s own candid reflections and historic White House telephone conversations, Indomitable Will reveals LBJ as never before. “ For it is through firsthand narrative more than anything,” writes Updegrove, “that Lyndon Johnson—who teemed with vitality in his sixty-four years and remains enigmatic nearly four decades after his passing—comes to life.”
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-03 - Publisher: Crown/Archetype
With more than a hundred photos, videos, recorded phone conversations, letters, and speeches, this enhanced eBook edition of Indomitable Will brings to life the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson like never before. Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A hands-on enhanced ebook visual guide to spotting potential price movements and improving returns, complete with test-yourself quizzes and video tutorials. Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guide to Chart Patterns Enhanced Edition is a concise and accessible visual guide to identifying, understanding, and using chart patterns to predict the direction and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-06 - Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The video enhanced executive edition of How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It was created with the busy leader in mind. Offering targeted information and insight, and with over 26 minutes of videos and animations throughout, Rethinking Performance Management – A Leader's Guide has
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-07 - Publisher: Knopf
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Authors: Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, Joan C. Williams, Adam Grant, Marcus Buckingham
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-16 - Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Get five years of the latest, most significant thinking from the pages of Harvard Business Review in one library set. Every year, HBR editors examine the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past twelve months to select the articles that have provoked the most conversation, the most inspiration, and