Charles Gilbert Wright
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- The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964
- By: Michael R. Beschloss
- Narrated by: Michael R. Beschloss
- Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.
Great as an audiobook
- By Amanda on 11-22-11
Helps to balance out the facts
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I have learned that it is best to hear both sides a story. The external media does not help all of us to understand what is going on. This puts flesh on the bones of a long ago buried corpse. I was a 20 year old and now am 63. Looking back at the world through TAKING CHARGE helps to create a context for the world at that time.
What other book might you compare Taking Charge to and why?
WRITE IT WHEN I'M GONE by Thomas . DeFrank [about Gerald Ford]; THE CLINTON TAPES by Taylor Branch; AT CANAAN'S EDGE, AMERICA IN THE KING YEARS 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
Which character – as performed by Michael R. Beschloss – was your favorite?
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?