The Nation: The Book L.B.J. Should Write

TIME Washington Bureau Chief Hugh Sidey has known Lyndon Johnson since the days when he was Senate majority leader. Having observed L.B.J. throughout his Administration as TIME'S chief White House correspondent, Sidey offers these reflections on the memoirs that Johnson might have written:

HISTORY and the men who record it have always intimidated Lyndon B. Johnson. His book, The Vantage Point, is a nervous bow to the Harvard faculty, and thus not very Johnsonian. The next one should be for us; a thunderous account of this incredible man's 40 years in or near the...

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