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A Political Education

A Political Education
A Washington Memoir

An insider's view of Washington in the 1950s and 1960s, of the tumultuous presidency of Lyndon Johnson, and of the conflicts and factions of the president's staff.

March 1995
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515 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 17 b&w illus. |
ISBN: 
978-0-292-75181-1
Description: 

This insider's view of Washington in the 1950s and 1960s, of the tumultuous presidency of Lyndon Johnson, and of the conflicts and factions of the president's staff has become a political classic since its original publication in 1972. In this reissue, Harry McPherson adds a new preface in which he reflects on changes in Washington since the Johnson era and on the lessons Bill Clinton could learn from the presidency of Lyndon Johnson.

Contents: 
  • Preface, 1995
  • Prologue
  • 1. Counsel in Congress
  • 2. Brief Lives
  • 3. Right from Wrong
  • 4. Cold War Democrats
  • 5. Sacred Cows and Racial Justice
  • 6. Johnson for President
  • 7. Racing in Neutral
  • 8. Army and State
  • 9. White House
  • 10. Cities Aflame
  • 11. Democracy Fights a Limited War
  • 12. Dénouement
  • Epilogue
  • Postscript, 1988
  • Index
Author: 

A native Texan, Harry McPherson went to Washington in 1956 as an assistant to Senate Majority Leader Johnson, serving subsequently in key posts under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He is now a senior partner of a Washington law firm.

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