The Presidency: Dr. Johnson, His Own Boswell

When Lyndon Johnson retreats to his Texas ranch and his reflections next January, he will carry with him the most exhaustive record of a presidency ever compiled. As grist for a planned treatise on his life in politics of from three to four volumes, he has a lode of documents that already overflows 8,000 filing-cabinet drawers. Perhaps because he has always been mistrustful of how others may interpret his stewardship, Johnson has been a kind of auto-Bos-well, chronicling virtually his every waking minute in the White House.

Squirreled away in the Executive...

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