President Johnson – oral history

Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency has many authors, including Lyndon Baines Johnson himself.  This enlightening look at the LBJ presidency from 1963 to 1969 is an oral history compiled by Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library on the University of Texas at Austin campus.  Updegrove wrote part of the book, mainly setup pieces to establish background on certain incidents and issues. He then steps back and allows LBJ, his family, members of Congress, his staff and other people close to LBJ tell their stories from edited recording transcriptions. There are even telephone conversations with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  To read more, click here.