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In Plain Sight
Lady Bird Johnson
"In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, heard here largely for the first time ever. It recasts Lady Bird's role in the Johnson White House as her husband's closest advisor and most trusted political partner and provides history-making revelations about LBJ's time in office. It's the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her era to become one of the most influential members of...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,572 ratings
illuminating
Excellent podcast, the audio really adds to the book a side that print cannot catch. It illuminates LadyBird’s contributions and depth. I learned so much about the complicated Johnson presidency and times. Thank you!
porthart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Well done!
This podcast is brilliant! Informative and insightful. Fascinating. Presentation is stellar. A superb piece of journalism.
valerije via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
Wonderful
I was a political science and history major in college so I may be biased :) but this was such a fun, interesting and educational series. VERY well done!
Blond37 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/21
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Lyndon Johnson has been talking about escaping the presidency almost since the day he took office. But finally, on March 31, 1968, he stuns the nation with an announcement that he won’t seek reelection that fall. This episode presents a beat-by-beat account of the day, through Lady Bird’s...
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