Lady Bird and Lyndon : the hidden story of a marriage that made a president / Betty Boyd Caroli.
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- ISBN: 9781439191248
- ISBN: 1439191247
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
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Bird learns to fly -- Mama's boy -- Getting out of Karnak, with the right man -- More than "electric going" -- Becoming a priceless political partner -- Network builder -- CEO and finance manager -- Crucial campaigner and marketer -- "A wonderful, wonderful wife" -- Struggling with balance and momentum -- Outshining her husband -- Presidential partnering -- Teaming up for the big win -- Linchpin in the launch of the Great Society -- Beautification: a legacy of Bird's own -- War clouds -- Outlandish LBJ -- Wrapping up "our" presidency -- Calming anchor for a "holy terror" -- Flying solo.
A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist.
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