The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
December 22, 2015
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143128014

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About the Author

Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America. He is the author of numerous books on U.S. political history, including Jimmy Carter, Arsenal of Democracy, and Governing America.

Reviews

Kirkus:
A sort-of-liberal president faces an intransigent, obstructionist Congress: We mean Lyndon Johnson, of course, and the class of 1966. Zelizer, a lucid writer, doesn't need to cherry-pick to line up parallels with today...A smart, provocative study."

Publishers Weekly
"Zelizer paints Johnson as a flawed--opportunistic, domineering, ambitious--yet impressive leader, who took advantage of a perfect storm of legislative and governmental conditions to push through an unprecedented number of projects and achievements; a president who gambled greatly while his party and a liberal majority were in ascendancy and won accordingly...His focus on the conflict between conservative and liberal factions is even more timely in today's climate. Zelizer writes with an expert's deep understanding of the subject."