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LBJ's War
A president bound for greatness. A ruinous Vietnam war. How did Lyndon Johnson lose his way? LBJ’s War is a documentary in oral history form, constructed from secretly taped White House phone calls and rare archival interviews with those who were there when this history was being made, and who had a hand in its making. Major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. WE RECOMMEND LISTENING IN ORDER, STARTING WITH EPISODE 1.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 342 ratings
At last, perspective
LBJ, neither warmonger nor total victim of circumstance, revealed at last. These episodes are wonderful and informative. Very much looking forward to Season Two!
adamdavid21870 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
Balanced and fair. It is like being in the room
k9watson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/19
Very Relevent
“[The President’s] big job is not doing what’s right, but knowing what’s right.” LBJ
MRLKD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/19
Recent Episodes
Lyndon Johnson's March '68 announcement, that he would not seek re-election, stunned the nation and the world, and marked the effective end of a political career that had once seemed bound for Rushmore-level greatness. This special, long-form edition of LBJ's War traces the arc, and looks at the...
Published 10/03/17
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