The Lone Star: The Life Of John Connally

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The Lone Star: The Life Of John Connally

By James Reston, Jr.
Harper & Row, 1989
691 pp. $25.00

Texas breeds politicians and economic buccaneers of mythic power and capacity for failure. This robust biography traces the rise and fall of John Connally: his intimate association with Lyndon Johnson, his migration to the Nixon camp, his passion for the big gain, then his bankruptcy Texas-style. If LBJ's nemesis was Vietnam, Connally's was overextension on risky ventures. The lives of both are symbolic for much American history in the second half of the twentieth century.

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