Lady Bird Johnson And The Environment

Lady Bird Johnson And The Environment

Lady Bird Johnson And The Environment

Gould (American history, U. of Texas-Austin) has dusted off, updated, and thinned his 1988 Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment to kick off the new series on the wives of US presidents. He draws on Johnson's White House papers and interviews with her and her close associates to argue that she was one of the most politically active First Ladies though her concern with the environment was overshadowed by protests against the Vietnam War. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Genre : History
Author : Lewis L. Gould
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015006600103


Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Gould has dusted off, updated, and thinned his 1988 "Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment" to kick off the new series on the wives of US presidents.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Lewis L. Gould
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015043405565


Lady Bird Johnson Hiding In Plain Sight

Lady Bird Johnson Hiding In Plain Sight

"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office--and one with a significant budget--she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson's work in the White House, Julia Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time--and an accomplished politician in her own right"--

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Julia Sweig
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2021-03-16
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780812995909


A White House Diary

A White House Diary

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lady Bird Johnson
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2007-11-01
Total Pages : 856 Pages
ISBN : 0292717490


The Triumph Of Nancy Reagan

The Triumph Of Nancy Reagan

The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan was the partnership that made him president. Nancy understood how to foster his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses-- and made herself a place in history. Tumulty shows how Nancy's confidence developed, and reveals new details surrounding Reagan's tumultuous presidency that shows how Nancy became one of the most influential first ladies in history. -- adapted from jacket

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Karen Tumulty
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-04-13
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 9781501165191


Lady Bird And Lyndon

Lady Bird And Lyndon

"Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon...[A] biography of a political partnership that helps explain how the wildly talented but deeply flawed Lyndon Baines Johnson ended up making history..."--P. [2] of jacket.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Betty Boyd Caroli
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-10-27
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9781439191224


Miss Lady Bird S Wildflowers

Miss Lady Bird S Wildflowers

Bluebonnets and lady's slippers, larkspurs and blazing stars, black-eyed Susans and Granny's nightcaps. From a lonely childhood in the Piney Woods of East Texas to an exciting life in the White House, Lady Bird Johnson loved these wildflowers with all her heart. They were her companions in her youth, greeting her everywhere as she explored wild forests, bayous, and hills. Later, as First Lady, she sought to bring the beauty of wildflowers to America's cities and highways. She wanted to make sure every child could enjoy the splendor of wildflowers. In this warm, engaging look at the life of a great First Lady, Kathi Appelt tells the story behind Lady Bird Johnson's environmental vision. Joy Fisher Hein's colorful wildflowers burst from every page, inviting us to share in Lady Bird's love for natural beauty.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Kathi Appelt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2005-02-15
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9780060011079


Ruffles Flourishes

Ruffles Flourishes

"Liz Carpenter describes the hectic and often hilarious behind-the-scenes activity required to set up a whistlestop campaign; visit an inner-city Head Start center; tour a national park via whitewater raft; or undertake any other activity that promoted conservation of the environment, public education, or LBJ's presidency. Carpenter also describes White House social events, the Johnson daughters' weddings, and trips overseas and to the LBJ Ranch. Her anecdotes provide a first-hand account of how family life in the White House becomes public information and political test.--From the cover.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Liz Carpenter
Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
Release : 1993
Total Pages : 346 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015029551374


Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson led an action-packed life. She married a complex man, who led her into the world of politics and put her on center stage before a worldwide audience. She believed her job as a wife was to support him; at the same time, her own interests called her to work for the environment, to help the disadvantaged, and to be a businesswoman. This is the story of a woman who belonged to the generation of stay-at-home wives but performed at the highest level of women-in-the-world. She did it by rising above her shyness and by being self-disciplined, with a problem-solving mind and a curiosity about the world and a love of its wonders so great that she could not let any of it pass her by untested-a woman who lived life fully, a woman worth studying and imitating. By the time she became First Lady, change was sweeping the country. Women wanted to be recognized for their abilities. Minorities claimed their rights to vote and go to the schools of their choice. Some began to recognize our responsibility to end poverty and to protect the environment. Lady Bird Johnson was at the forefront of these movements. After the presidency, she spent most of the next 38 years as a widow in her home state of Texas, where she created the Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Center to study ways to enhance and sustain the environment through the use of native plants. This courageous, activist First Lady died at age 94, a beloved and important American figure. In Lady Bird Johnson: Deeds Not Words, Louann Temple offers an insightful, inspiring portrait of the singular wife of the 36th president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and perhaps our most underappreciated first lady. As she writes in the book's introduction, "If LBJ-Lyndon Baines Johnson-blew through through this country with the force of a tornado, LBJ-Lady Bird Johnson-embodied the force of a gentle breeze, and she, too, changed America." Mrs. Temple eloquently tells young readers why. Mark K. Updegrove Director Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library A lifelong Texan, with degrees in English and American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin, Louann Temple observed history firsthand when her husband served on President Lyndon Johnson's White House staff. She has been an active community volunteer, particularly in the arts and in education. Her interest in the arts led her to six years as a Texas Commissioner for the Arts and to write a master's thesis on presidential support for the arts. She has also written articles for The Handbook of Texas. Eager to remain close to her alma mater, she has served on Advisory Councils at the University of Texas for Liberal Arts and for UT Press.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Louann Atkins Temple
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2013-11
Total Pages : 92 Pages
ISBN : 1457524090


Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First Ladies. Lady Bird Johnson's odyssey is one of personal and intellectual growth, political and financial ambition, and a shared life with Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most complicated, volatile, and powerful presidents of the 20th century. The former First Lady recounts how a cautious, conservative young woman succumbed to an ultimatum to marry a man she had known for less than three months, how she ran his congressional office during World War II, and how she transformed a struggling Austin radio station into the foundation of a communications empire. As a keen observer of the Washington scene during the eventful decades from the 1930s through the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson shares dramatic accounts of pivotal moments in American history. We attend informal dinners at Sam Rayburn's apartment and opulent social events at grand mansions from an earlier age. Her rich verbal portraits bring to life scores of personalities, including First Ladies Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Pat Nixon. An informal, candid narrative by one of America's most admired First Ladies, this volume reveals how instrumental Lady Bird Johnson's support and guidance were at each stage of her husband's political ascent and how she herself emerged as a significant political force.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Michael L. Gillette
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-12-03
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9780199986811