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The Resource Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America, Nick Kotz

Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America, Nick Kotz

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Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America
Title
Judgment days
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Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Nick Kotz
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive account of the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King uses FBI wiretaps, Johnson's taped telephone conversations, and previously undisclosed communications between the two to paint a fascinating portrait of this important relationship. Opposites in almost every way, mortally suspicious of each other at first, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed a historic opportunity and began a delicate dance of accommodation that moved them, and the entire nation, toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Drawing on a wealth of newly available sources -- Johnson's taped telephone conversations, voluminous FBI wiretap logs, previously secret communications between the FBI and the president -- Nick Kotz gives us a dramatic narrative, rich in dialogue, that presents this momentous period with thrilling immediacy. Judgment Days offers needed perspective on a presidency too often linked solely to the tragedy of Vietnam. We watch Johnson applying the arm-twisting tactics that made him a legend in the Senate, and we follow King as he keeps the pressure on in the South through protest and passive resistance. King's pragmatism and strategic leadership and Johnson's deeply held commitment to a just society shaped the character of their alliance. Kotz traces the inexorable convergence of their paths to an intense joint effort that made civil rights a legislative reality at last, despite FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's vicious whispering campaign to destroy King. Judgment Days also reveals how this spirit of teamwork disintegrated. The two leaders parted bitterly over King's opposition to the Vietnam War. In this first full account of the working relationship between Johnson and King, Kotz offers a detailed, surprising account that significantly enriches our understanding of both men and their time
Summary
The first comprehensive account of the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King uses FBI wiretaps, Johnson's taped telephone conversations, and previously undisclosed communications between the two to paint a fascinating portrait of this important relationship
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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166760
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kotz, Nick
Dewey number
323/.092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E847.2
LC item number
.K67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America
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Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America, Nick Kotz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : second emancipation -- The cataclysm -- Let us continue -- "A fellow southerner in the White House" -- Hoover, King, and two presidents -- A fire that no water could put out -- An idea whose time has come -- Lyndon Johnson and the Ku Klux Klan -- A political revolution -- Hoover attacks -- LBJ-MLK : a quiet alliance -- We shall overcome -- Shining moment -- This time the fire -- Another martyr -- Epilogue : the legacy
Control code
14933092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 522 pages
Isbn
9780618088256
Lccn
2004059852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618088256
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56686465
Label
Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America, Nick Kotz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : second emancipation -- The cataclysm -- Let us continue -- "A fellow southerner in the White House" -- Hoover, King, and two presidents -- A fire that no water could put out -- An idea whose time has come -- Lyndon Johnson and the Ku Klux Klan -- A political revolution -- Hoover attacks -- LBJ-MLK : a quiet alliance -- We shall overcome -- Shining moment -- This time the fire -- Another martyr -- Epilogue : the legacy
Control code
14933092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 522 pages
Isbn
9780618088256
Lccn
2004059852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618088256
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56686465

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