France: De Gaulle on L.B.J.

In a new biography to be published in France next month and in the U.S. in the fall, Charles de Gaulle, quoted in an unguarded moment, delivers his private opinion of Lyndon Johnson. The book, Le Général, was written by Pierre Galante, an editor of Paris-Match (and the husband of Olivia de Havilland), who extensively interviewed De Gaulle's relatives and government acquaintances. De Gaulle on Johnson:

"Johnson, he's a cowboy, and that's saying everything. If he had been born in Europe, he wouldn't have stayed but gone to Africa to hunt water buffaloes or to America to search for gold. But...

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