New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Stated First Edition. Bright red cloth with titling blocked in blue on spine and a blue rectangle with LBJ's signature impressed on cover. SIGNED "Lyndon B. Johnson" on LBJ bookplate with presidential seal and initials in gilt on a publisher's tipped in half title page. 6" x 9.25", pp. xi 1-636 with 72 pages of black and white photographs in six, 6 page sections. Cover is brilliant red and blue with white rub spot on bottom rear. DJ has very light wear along top edge and bottom rear.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (Aug 27, 1908 – Jan 22, 1973) was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office upon the death of President Kennedy, after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson won his first Congressional election to the House of Representatives in 1937. He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate Minority Leader in 1953 and the Senate Majority Leader in 1955. As a leader in the Senate, Johnson became known for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment", his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation. Fine / fine. Item #1186
"I had used the power of the Presidency proudly, and I used every ounce of it I had. I used it to establish programs that gave thousands of youngsters a head start in school, that enabled thousands of old folks to live in clean nursing homes, that brought justice to the Negro and hope to the poor that forced the nation to face the growing problems of pollution." (p 433).