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The Resource Lady Bird Johnson : a White House diary, Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson : a White House diary, Lady Bird Johnson

Label
Lady Bird Johnson : a White House diary
Title
Lady Bird Johnson
Title remainder
a White House diary
Statement of responsibility
Lady Bird Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (nee Claudia Alta Taylor) here makes available her diary from 1963-1969, during her husband Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency
Summary
When Lady Bird Johnson became First Lady, she immediately began to record her daily activities and her impressions. These were dictated into a recorder and certainly intended from the beginning for publication, which first occurred in 1970. Since these were public diaries, one won't find any revelations about her marriage to Lyndon Johnson, nor catty comments on members of the cabinet. It is, rather, an often interesting look at the life of a public person. Beginning with the difficult days after the Kennedy assassination, she took time almost every day to ruminate on what had happened. In many ways, reprinting this now shows how the role of the First Lady has expanded since then. The most political thing Lady Bird was involved in was her program to beautify America through public gardens, a legacy that remains. There are interesting tidbits, such as an account of an afternoon with Alice Roosevelt Longworth or a confrontation with Eartha Kitt over social issues, which Lady Bird managed to sidestep. There are many photos of the family as well as state pictures. The index only lists names, not events, so there is no way of looking up her reactions to issues such as the Vietnam War. Nevertheless, this will be of interest to historians of the presidency, the sixties and the role of women in government. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
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304864
Cataloging source
NOV
Dewey number
973.9230924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Lady Bird Johnson : a White House diary, Lady Bird Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1963-1964
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968-1969
Control code
5883416
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 806 pages
Isbn
9780030852541
Lccn
780124088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
030852544
Other physical details
photographs
Label
Lady Bird Johnson : a White House diary, Lady Bird Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1963-1964
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968-1969
Control code
5883416
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 806 pages
Isbn
9780030852541
Lccn
780124088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
030852544
Other physical details
photographs

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