LBJ

LBJ: Mastermind to “The Colossus”

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By Phillip F. Nelson. Phillip F. Nelson’s new book tells the history of Lyndon Johnson after assuming the presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy—a murder the author believes Johnson orchestrated.

As president, Johnson began to push Congress to enact long-dormant legislation that he had previously impeded, always insisting that the timing wasn’t right. Nelson argues that the enacting of Johnson’s “Great Society” was designed to take the focus of the nation off the assassination as well as to lay the groundwork for building his own legacy.

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    LBJLBJ: From Mastermind to “The Colossus”

    By Phillip F. Nelson. Phillip F. Nelson’s new book tells the history of Lyndon Johnson after assuming the presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy—a murder the author believes Johnson orchestrated.

    As president, Johnson began to push Congress to enact long-dormant legislation that he had previously impeded, always insisting that the timing wasn’t right. Nelson argues that the enacting of Johnson’s “Great Society” was designed to take the focus of the nation off the assassination as well as to lay the groundwork for building his own legacy.

    Nelson also examines Johnson’s plan to redirect U.S. foreign policy within days of becoming president, as he maneuvered to insert the U.S. military into the civil war being fought in Vietnam. This, he thought, would provide another means to achieve his goal of becoming a great wartime president.

    In addition, Nelson presents evidence to show that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was arguably directed by Johnson against his own ship and the 294 sailors on board as a way to draw the U.S. military into the Six-Day War on the side of Israel.

    It only failed because the Liberty refused to sink into the Mediterranean.

    Finally, Nelson presents newly discovered documents from the files of Texas Ranger Clint Peoples that prove Johnson was closely involved with financial criminal Billie Sol Estes, and that Johnson made millions from Estes’s frauds.

    These papers show linkages to Johnson’s criminal behavior—including murder—something that LBJ’s other biographers prefer to ignore.

    FREE BONUS: 12-page report on the USS Liberty attack with every order.

    Hardback, 640 pages