Within my 12/03/2020 blog titled “Lyndon B. Johnson’s World War II Service – and “War Experiences” I described different aspects of the ever-changing official version of LBJ’s and the federal government’s pronouncements about his being awarded the Silver Star for his WWII “combat experience.” In a rather paradoxically-humorous manner, there are so many versions of what … Continue reading Contradictions Within Robert Caro’s Works: Exposing a Legacy Built on Mythology?
The Vietnam-era veterans, above any other Twentieth-Century or earlier wars, deserve a kind of "make-up" honor, not only for their original service, but for the negative and desultory treatment they were met with after their return home. In Mr. Dettrey's case (as in untold others as well), still another measure of gratitude and honor is due for the medical malpractice he subsequently endured that left him disabled and consequently destroyed what was remaining of his life.
John B. Connally, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson JFK: “He* sure seemed anxious for me to go to Texas” * John Connally (ergo, Lyndon Johnson) after Connally’s White House visit six weeks before The Big Event That was a very odd thing for President Kennedy to say, given that he had invited Texas Governor … Continue reading Why JFK Went to Texas
"Robert Caro’s Blind Spot" Why does the exhaustive biographer overlook Lyndon Johnson’s virulent misogyny? Writing in Slate Magazine, Joshua Kendall notes that, in addition to those items I've referenced, Mr. Caro has left out a lot of material related to LBJ's treatment of women. Interesting about the response he received from Mary Margaret Wiley when … Continue reading Another Astute Reader Notices Things that Robert Caro Overlooked . . .