This, in my opinion at least, is a "Big Deal." But, more importantly, it informs me that, with a boost in readership at this point, it will climb further, to an even closer level to his own "home page" (now #2, after Wikipedia's page): At some point, he might feel the need to respond to … Continue reading WHAHOO!! My May 21, 2022 Essay Has Climbed to 9th Position on Searches for “Robert Caro” — I Need Your Help!
LBJ Posing as a Thoughtful and Empathic Listener https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTyqoV1d2Ys "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation" by Tom Paxton A Photo That Was Often Cropped to Exclude the Radio He Was Listening To, As "Proof" That He Was Saddened by the Weekly Casualty Count The Lyrics: I got a letter from L.B.J. It said, "This is your … Continue reading A Terrific Old Folk Song: “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation” by Tom Paxton is Well Worth the 3 Minute Investment: So, “Take a Break!”
This is how the accident was described by the local newspapers and in various accounts still accessible by internet, such as this one from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image: On the evening of February 19, 1961, the Convair CV-240 often used by Vice President Johnson crashed in the hill country, seven miles from … Continue reading The Airplane Crash on LBJ’s Ranch in February 1961: Still Another Piece of LBJ’s Legacy Missed by Robert Caro