Books: Global L.B.J.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON AND THE WORLD by Philip L. Geyelin. 309 pages. Frederick A. Praeger. $5.95.

The absorbing Washington game that Philip Geyelin calls "Lyndonology"—the study of the President—is usually more of a cutting-down than a building-up pastime. Geyelin, the diplomatic correspondent of the Wall Street Journal, adds some choice cuts. In this book, the first comprehensive study of Lyndon Johnson's performance in foreign policy, Geyelin reports that the President sent the Marines to Santo Domingo with the cry that it was "just like the Alamo." And he records some presidential double-edged scorn:...

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