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American Legends Audiobook

American Legends: The Life of Lyndon B. Johnson

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"The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands." - Lyndon B. Johnson

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

Of all the politicians who have left their mark on American history, few have had a political career or list of accomplishments and accolades that can even come close to rivaling Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson is one of only four Americans to serve as a House Rep, US Senator, Vice President and President, and he made the most out of each experience. The hard-nosed Texas Democrat became one of the legendary strongmen in the Senate, mastering that political body from 1949-1961 and spending six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two as Senate Majority Whip.

A fateful chain of events then propelled Johnson from Capitol Hill to the White House. After Johnson's failed run for the Democratic nomination in 1960, winner John F. Kennedy chose Johnson as his running mate over his brother Bobby's objections. Kennedy figured Johnson's Texas roots would help balance Kennedy's decidedly Northeastern appeal, as well as adding a sense of age, experience and gravitas.

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    Joan Swamp Yankee 05-27-16
    Joan Swamp Yankee 05-27-16 Member Since 2006

    Also China Miéville, Peter Hamilton, good space-opera, No Zombies, Apocalypses, Women who sigh and go weak at the knees when seeing a man!

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    Although this was in a very general way informative, discussing LBJ's astonishing career in less than three hours you know that you aren't going to get much. I'm still amazed at the lack of other people in this book. No matter. The fact is you're unlikely to get through the book unless you are not afraid to fall asleep at the wheel! Narrator is Awful! The drone of his voice put me to sleep twice, and I wanted to listen. Just a waste of money or credit. Too lacking in background and sounds like a bad 8th grade term paper copied from the net.

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