Contradictions Within Robert Caro’s Works: Exposing a Legacy Built on Mythology?

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?

Putting Lipstick on a Wild Boar: An Abstract Verbal Portrait of LBJ, by Artist Wm. Manchester

William Manchester’s elegant description of Lyndon Johnson – using metaphors of field generals attacking fortresses and baseball analogies of LBJ playing center field – is presented verbatim below as a refreshing break from detailed analytical discourses singling out one of his manipulations, deceits, or treasons. In the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson … Continue reading Putting Lipstick on a Wild Boar: An Abstract Verbal Portrait of LBJ, by Artist Wm. Manchester