Articles tagged: LBJ
Using audio diary recordings, new book Hiding in Plain Sight brings the former first lady out of LBJ’s shadow.
Nearly 14 years after her death, Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson’s legacy, to most who know anything about her at all, has been boiled down to...Read More
We think what it takes to shake up Washington is an outsider with new ideas, but what’s needed is an insider with strong convictions.
The next president will have a lot to do. Each and every executive agency, down to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will need a deep cleanin...Read More
‘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
Public housing is no less political an issue now than it was in the 1930s.
The increasing need for affordable housing is readily apparent in Texas. ...Read More