Tag Archives: LBJ
‘Life Was Her Art’: Nadine Eckhardt Remembered as an Influential Cultural Conduit in Texas and Washington
A lifelong progressive activist, Eckhardt always managed to straddle both the establishment and counterculture.
Nadine Brammer Eckhardt, first wife and muse of novelist Billy Lee Brammer (The Gay Place) and second wife of Texas Democratic Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt, d...Read More
Tracy Daugherty’s new biography of The Gay Place author Billy Lee Brammer is part poetic ode, part oral history — and always a wild ride.
The greatest novel ever written about Austin was penned by a man from Dallas, and it did not mention the capital city by name. Still, when Billy Lee Brammer’s...Read More
By sticking too close to history, Robert Schenkkan gives LBJ a pass.
'The Great Society' focuses on the events that defined LBJ’s presidency: Selma-to-Montgomery marches; the budget fights to fund Great Society programs; the hu...Read More
The LBJ Library's efforts to burnish Johnson's legacy is a worthy one—but not a great deal was said about today's civil rights struggles at the Civil Rights S...Read More
The increasing need for affordable housing is readily apparent in Texas. ...Read More