The Fierce Urgency of Now

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

Book - 2015
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"Zelizer takes the full measure of the entire story [of Johnson's liberal agenda] in all its epic sweep. Before Johnson, Kennedy tried and failed to achieve many of these advances. Our practiced understanding is that this was an unprecedented liberal hour in America, a moment, after Kennedy's death, when the seas parted and Johnson could simply stroll through to victory. As Zelizer shows, this view is off-base: in many respects America was even more conservative than it seems now, and Johnson's legislative program faced bitter resistance"
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781594204340
Characteristics: 370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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