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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power

In the years that Lyndon Johnson was Vice-President of the U.S., he suffered various humiliations, almost certainly at the behest of a man who hated him, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, brother of the President, John F. Kennedy. For instance, when Johnson was to travel somewhere, he would put in a request for an air force...

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

LBJ was an operator. One way he operated was to curry the favor of older, richer, more powerful men. He was a sort “professional son.” According to Thomas Corcoran, an aid of FDR, LBJ was not only a routine kowtower, ass-kisser, brown-noser, but also a king of flattery, so much a flatterer that watching him...