The Presidency: Of Reminiscences & Romans

Lyndon Johnson likes to play host in the massive manner. Last week, at three separate White House parties, he and Lady Bird entertained some 3,100 guests.

The first was a reception for delegates to the White House Conference on Natural Beauty (see following story), at which Johnson once again reverted to reminiscing about his Texas boyhood: "All my life I have drawn strength and something more from those Texas hills. Sometimes, in the highest councils of the nation, in this house. I sit back and I can almost feel that rough, unyielding, sticky clay soil between my fingers, and...

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