In This Review

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson
The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson
By Vaughn Davis Bornet
University Press of Kansas, 1984, 415 pp

Much of the writing about Lyndon Johnson has been excessively concerned with his unique and powerful personality. This solid study does not fall into the trap of using events as foils for a study in abnormal psychology. It treats the domestic and international aspects of Johnson's presidency with thorough seriousness and concludes that its most important legacy was "the many worthwhile changes it embedded deeply in legislation, in the lives of millions, and in American society."