While it’s a huge amount of reading, I highly recommend Robert Caro’s biography (4-5 books) on Lyndon Johnson. If you only read one of them, read the latest (4th) book, “The Passage of Power”.
I never really thought that much about LBJ, despite having a keen interest in the politics of the 1960s, but this book goes well into him as an individual and how he struggled with Kennedy’s legacy as well as the assumption of the presidency. While there’s no doubt he was the epitome of the “good old Texas boy” and certainly had some questionable political activities, as an individual he was actually a pretty good guy who truly wanted the poor and underprivileged to be successful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Years_of_Lyndon_Johnson <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Years_of_Lyndon_Johnson> Dan > On Aug 27, 2015, at 6:14 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > clay wrote: >> ...not partial to LBJ or JFK. > > JFK - I heard a non-progressive person speaking postively about tax > cuts that JFK put in to place. Further, the person recommended the > non-progressive political side adopt JFK since the progressive politic > has abandoned that name and heritage. I know nothing of JFK tax cuts > - I will need to go find a summary of that - sounds interesting. > mao > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com