The Resource Landslide : LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics, Jonathan Darman, (electronic resource)

Landslide : LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics, Jonathan Darman, (electronic resource)

Label
Landslide : LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics
Title
Landslide
Title remainder
LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Darman
Title variation
Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the dismantling of modern American politics
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground. In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and shows how, from 1963 to 1966, these two men'the same age, and driven by the same heroic ambitions'changed American politics forever. The liberal and the conservative. The deal-making arm twister and the cool communicator. The Texas rancher and the Hollywood star. Opposites in politics and style, Johnson and Reagan shared a defining impulse: to set forth a grand story of America, a story in which he could be the hero. In the tumultuous days after the Kennedy assassination, Johnson and Reagan each, in turn, seized the chance to offer the country a new vision for the future. Bringing to life their vivid personalities and the anxious mood of America in a radically transformative time, Darman shows how, in promising the impossible, Johnson and Reagan jointly dismantled the long American tradition of consensus politics and ushered in a new era of fracture. History comes to life in Darman's vivid, fly-on-the wall storytelling. Even as Johnson publicly revels in his triumphs, we see him grow obsessed with dark forces he believes are out to destroy him, while his wife, Lady Bird, urges her husband to put aside his paranoia and see the world as it really is. And as the war in Vietnam threatens to overtake his presidency, we witness Johnson desperately struggling to compensate with ever more extravagant promises for his Great Society. On the other side of the country, Ronald Reagan, a fading actor years removed from his Hollywood glory, gradually turns toward a new career in California politics. We watch him delivering speeches to crowds who are desperate for a new leader. And we see him wielding his well-honed instinct for timing, waiting for Johnson's majestic promises to prove empty before he steps back into the spotlight, on his long journey toward the presidency. From Johnson's election in 1964, the greatest popular-vote landslide in American history, to the pivotal 1966 midterms, when Reagan burst forth onto the national stage, Landslide brings alive a country transformed'by riots, protests, the rise of television, the shattering of consensus'and the two towering personalities whose choices in those moments would reverberate through the country for decades to come. Advance praise for Landslide "Masterly . . . In taking us back to a moment in American history when politics worked, Jonathan Darman provides a resonant reality check on a system that now seems all too dysfunctional. The intertwined stories of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan offer us a window on the intrinsic give-and-take that makes governing possible. Anyone who cares about politics, biography, and current affairs will find this a delightful and illuminating book."'Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power "Jonathan Darman writes with power, sweep, vivacity, and humor. He is at once a gifted storyteller, a keen judge of character, and a genie of political insight. He gives us two giants, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, in all their glory and human vanity, and takes us on a breathtaking thousand-day ride. The relevance to today will be achingly obvious to readers'who will be both riveted and disturbed by this moving, memorable book."'Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff and The Wise Men From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darman, Jonathan
Dewey number
320.097309/046
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.D37 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
  • United States
Label
Landslide : LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics, Jonathan Darman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C246AC21-66C8-4FA8-A61F-B883F0B7A614
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. SHADOWS -- Stories : November 23, 1963 -- Watching : November 22-24, 1963 -- Myths : November 25-29, 1963 -- Home : December 25, 1963-January 6, 1964 -- PART II. CHOOSING -- B Movie : February to July 1964 -- Everybody's Scared : Summer 1964 -- Sacrifice : October to December 1964 -- Valley of the Black Pig : January 23 to April 9, 1965 -- PART III. THE COST -- Lonely Acres : Summer 1965 -- Like a Winner : September 1965-June 1966 -- A Thousand Days : August to December 1966 -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994698
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00319161
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883313504
Label
Landslide : LBJ, Ronald Reagan, and the dismantling of modern American politics, Jonathan Darman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C246AC21-66C8-4FA8-A61F-B883F0B7A614
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. SHADOWS -- Stories : November 23, 1963 -- Watching : November 22-24, 1963 -- Myths : November 25-29, 1963 -- Home : December 25, 1963-January 6, 1964 -- PART II. CHOOSING -- B Movie : February to July 1964 -- Everybody's Scared : Summer 1964 -- Sacrifice : October to December 1964 -- Valley of the Black Pig : January 23 to April 9, 1965 -- PART III. THE COST -- Lonely Acres : Summer 1965 -- Like a Winner : September 1965-June 1966 -- A Thousand Days : August to December 1966 -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994698
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00319161
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883313504

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