The Presidency: Lyndon's Own Epic


Julius Caesar, a literatus of distinction, wrote the history of his empire-building campaigns himself. President Lyndon Johnson, who prefers to use house writers, set the vast mechanism of the Federal Government to work chronicling his days in power. In a flurry of memoranda, agency aediles were told recently to put their top men to the task of recording the accomplishments Annorum Presidentis 1963-68. They were also instructed to send drafts to the White House for evaluation. When completed, presumably before January 20, the epic will be shipped to Austin, where...

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