Man Of The Year: Lyndon B. Johnson, The Prudent Progressive

MAN OF THE YEAR

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There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood in 1964, led on to fame for Lyndon Baines Johnson.

From that November afternoon when he made it clear that the torch of continuity was safe in his hands to that November night nearly a year later when he won the biggest election triumph in history, it was his year-his to act in, his to mold, his to dominate.

And dominate it he did. By words and gestures, by pleas and orders. By speeches noble and plainly...

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