Jennie: Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson (The American Presidents #36) by Charles Peters

So, I had no idea that Johnson was such a fighter for Civil Rights. I feel slightly ashamed that I was unaware of this fact, but now that I’ve read this biography I feel that I’ve rectified my lack of knowledge. I knew Johnson and Vietnam, but reading about his presidency related to this provided a deeper look into such a tragic event/experience/war.

As with each President that has picked up the reins after mid-presidency death, I find the transition so interesting and fascinating. Johnson wasn’t just coming into the Oval Office from death, but from the assassination of one of the more beloved presidents…that’s a heavy weight to carry. I was pleasantly surprised by how much this biography went into that transition.

This book crammed in a lot of information in a short amount of pages, but I never felt rushed, or bored for that matter. Though, knowing what I know now about LBJ, I think I’d pick a longer biography to get an even deeper insight into this complex and woman-obsessed man.

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