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Joseph A. Califano, Jr: “The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years”

Joseph A. Califano, Jr: “The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years”

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Please join us as we celebrate the publication of a new edition of The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, a personal memoir of by one of President Johnson’s closest advisers, the man The New York Times called “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs,”Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Califano takes us into the Oval Office as the decisions that irrevocably changed the country were being crafted to create Johnson’s ambitious Great Society. He shows us LBJ’s commitment to economic and social revolution, and his willingness to do whatever it took to achieve his goals. Widely acclaimed, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is a no-holds-barred account and an intimate portrait of a president of towering ambition at work. In an expansive new introduction, Califano examines the extent to which LBJ’s Great Society touches every American and fuels the nation’s public policy debate to this day.

In conversation with Dr. Jonathan Fanton, former interim director of Roosevelt House, Mr. Califano will address why LBJ is regarded as “a president who knew how to make Washington work – even among those who didn’t like how he made it work and what he made it work on.”