The Presidency: Lyndon's Ways


Deep in thought, a former Kennedy aide strode through the White House to ward the President's office, then stopped short. On a rack just outside of the oval office hung a big Stetson hat. Sec retaries, pretty but unfamiliar, bustled around through the anterooms. The doors to the President's office, nearly always open when John F. Kennedy was there, were closed tight. Inside that office, as the aide well knew, was Lyndon Baines Johnson, probably at that very moment speaking softly into a green telephone.

Inevitably, a new order was being established....

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