Lyndon B. Johnson rehearsed his speech in the bathroom, the new fountain doused the guests, and the booze flowed freely.
This exclusive excerpt from a new biography of the late first lady chronicles an emotionally fraught experience in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.
A Dallas man worries that hipsters have commandeered his favorite style of hat.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
The New York resident flew to Austin to celebrate LBJ-style.
Most of it was pretty lackluster, but there were a few interesting tidbits.
Now it’s Woody Harrelson’s turn to play our thirty-sixth president on-screen. Why can’t we get enough of a man once regarded as utterly devoid of glamour?
As five new books make clear, our thirty-sixth president refuses to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
The Golden Globe-nominated film about the Civil Rights Movement is the subject of some unexpected controversy regarding its depiction of the relationship between Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson.
At his keynote speech at the Civil Rights Summit, the President honored LBJ's legacy on civil rights--but implied that he would try to advance it by other means.
A key member of LBJ's administration tells the inside story behind Johnson's decision not to run in 1968.
A look back at the career of one of Texas's most remarkable politicians.
A civil rights summit in Austin celebrates the true legacy of the Johnson administration.
“I get to see things other people don’t get to see.”
The unfortunate typo on the commencement programs for the LBJ School of Public Affairs was discussed on The View Tuesday.
Only 29 percent of Texans would support Perry for a fourth full term.
Both Esquire and the New York Times published lengthy profiles of LBJ biographer Robert Caro, who has just finished his fourth LBJ tome, The Passage to Power. But who had the better piece?
Fifty years ago LBJ won—some say stole—a U.S. Senate runoff. What happened to the South Texas ballot box that saved his career?
In this excerpt from Means of Ascent, the shy, withdrawn young wife of Lyndon Johnson reveals a presence and command that took everyone by surprise—including her husband.
Working on his memoir one day in 1969, LBJ spoke more frankly into a tape recorder about the Kennedys, Vietnam, and other subjects than he ever had before. The transcript of that tape has never been published—until now. Michael Beschloss explains its historical significance.
The thirty Texans with the most iconic, unforgettable, eye-popping looks, from Davy Crockett to Beyoncé.
Conspiracy theories: The LBJ Theory.
In this excerpt from Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency, letters, interviews, and historic documents offer a revealing glimpse into the stormy relationship between Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedys.
On National Signing Day, Ivan Maisel recalls LBJ's failed attempt to get Joe Washington to play for Darrell Royal at the University of Texas.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks tough about redistricting, Voter ID, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act at the LBJ Library & Museum in Austin
The Go-Gos, LBJ's Birthday, Houston Theater District Open House, and the Hot Sauce Festival. . .
“‘LBJ’s war’ was not a war he had sought. It was a war he had inherited. It was a war he was trying desperately to get out of.”
Today, many younger Texans may be inclined to think of Lady Bird Johnson as belonging entirely to the past. But if her demeanor and style seemed faintly anachronistic, the virtues instilled by her parents back in East Texas—practicality, thriftiness, good manners, and an open mind—made her remarkably effective as a
What the late LBJ confidant Jack Valenti remembered about the longest day of his life.
For forty years Nellie Connally has been talking about that day, when she was in that car and saw that tragedy unfold. She's still talking—and now she's writing too.
Members of LBJ's inner circle share their remembrances of a man whose powers of persuasion were truly awe-inspiring.
LBJ, George Wallace, Selma: Eavesdropping on the making of history 35 years ago this month.
How Lady Bird Johnson became the first lady of Texas radio.
No one denies that there was love at the center of Lady Bird Johnson’s marriage to LBJ. But like Hillary Clinton, she endured quite a bit, spousally speaking, as her husband’s star was on the rise.
After what seemed like a lifetime as the nation’s first daughter, Luci Baines Johnson has finally come of age.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON AND HIS FAMILY PAPER DOLLS, a cutout book featuring Lyndon and his family in their undies, published by Dover Books as part of its presidential paper doll series, $4.95. TRAIL OF FLAME: THE RED-HOT GUIDE TO SPICY RESTAURANTS ACROSS AMERICA, by Jennifer Trainer Thompson,
Lyndon Johnson understood all too well the advantages of being Billy Graham’s buddy.
Twenty-five years ago, Texans hoped LBJ would lead them into the promised land. They have the same hopes for the new president, but George H. W. Bush is making no promises.
For twenty years, the story behind President Johnson’s withdrawal has remained a mystery. Now, on the anniversary of his decision, his former secretary reveals the drama of LBJ’s biggest surprise.
On the eve of the 1964 national elections, Texas historian J. Evetts Haley published a scathing attack on President Lyndon B. Johnson. The book sold seven million copies, but Johnson still won the race.
Ever since LBJ’s gold Rolex appeared next to his gall bladder scar in news photographs, Texans have been buying the pricey timepieces by the carload.
A great man was dead and an outraged world desperately wanted someplace to lay blame. It chose Dallas and changed the city forever.
In The Path to Power Robert Caro brings the Texas of the twenties and thirties to hot, scrubby life, but tries to fit the young Lyndon Johnson into a prefabricated and constricting mold.
The former boy wonder of Texas politics has found a new career. Still, old habits die hard.
How a bountifully talented young Texas writer based a novel on Lyndon Johnson, won high praise, and then…
Leon Jaworski is cleaning up again.
Out of the Texas melting pot comes a food hot enough to melt anything.
From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.
Lyndon Johnson left an indelible impression on people—and a few black and blue marks, too.
First the boy made the man—then the man re-made the boy.