The Fierce Urgency of Now
Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
ISBN10: 0143128019 ISBN13: 9780143128014 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Dec 22 2015 Pages: 370 Weight: 0.76lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
"Zelizer takes the full measure of the entire story [of Johnson's liberal agenda] in all its epic sweep. Before Johnson, Kennedy tried and failed to achieve many of these advances. Our practiced understanding is that this was an unprecedented liberal hour in America, a moment, after Kennedy's death, when the seas parted and Johnson could simply stroll through to victory. As Zelizer shows, this view is off-base: in many respects America was even more conservative than it seems now, and Johnson's legislative program faced bitter resistance" --Amazon.com.