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Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson - Jan Jarboe Russell
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1997, ISBN: 0786223596

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After three years of cooperation with author Jan Jarboe Russell, Lady Bird Johnson ended her participation in this biography when she got a look at an essay Russell published about LBJ's infidelities in 1997. Russell paints a fascinating portrait of Johnson--a far tougher and shrewder woman than the dutiful image she presented as first lady in the 1960s--but she also unsparingly depicts LBJ as a mighty poor husband, something his intensely loyal spouse could never countenance. When she met Lyndon Johnson in 1934, friends couldn't imagine what smart, rich, 21-year-old Lady Bird (a nickname acquired in childhood) saw in a crude, impoverished young politician whose ego far outstripped his achievements. But she was used to overbearing men--her father was one--and the pragmatic young woman walked into marriage with her eyes wide open. She supported LBJ unquestioningly, not just emotionally but with the income from her business dealings, and quietly relished the exciting life into which he swept her. While making clear her distaste for aspects of the Johnsons' marital bargain, Russell nonetheless offers a nuanced account of a complex relationship in which Lady Bird played a more forceful, equal role than many realized. This revisionist biography has purpose and bite. --Wendy Smith americas,biographies,historical,history,leaders and notable people,political,politics and government,politics and social sciences,presidents and heads of state,specific groups Women's Studies, Thorndike Press

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Claudia Lady Bird Johnson emerges from her husband's shadow in this first comprehensive biography, which portrays a figure of surprising influence who is the centering force for LBJ. Drawn from rare conversations with the former First Lady and from interviews with Johnson's inner circle, Lady Bird sheds new light on Mrs. Johnson, revealing her amazing business acumen, her voice of conscience on civil rights, and the central role she played in her husband's life and career. Jan Jarboe Russell, Books, Biography and Memoir, Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson Books>Biography and Memoir

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780786223596
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0786223596
Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: Thorndike

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ISBN/EAN: 0786223596

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0-7862-2359-6, 978-0-7862-2359-6


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