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Author Quirk, Anne, author.

Title Larger than life : Lyndon B. Johnson and the right to vote / Anne Quirk.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bertolet Memorial LD Juvenile Non-Fiction - BMLY-14  J 973.923 QUI    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Juvenile Biography - MPLG-1  J B JOH    AVAILABLE
 Sherrard PLD Juvenile Biography - SHDG-2  JB JOH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148) and index.
Contents Washington, D.C., March 15, 1965 -- Stonewall, Texas, August 27, 1908 -- Cotulla, Texas, 1927 -- Winder, Georgia, March 15, 1965 -- Selma, Alabama, March 7, 1965 -- Washington, DC, December 1931 -- Austin, Texas, February 28, 1937 -- Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963 -- The White House, Washington, DC, March 13, 1965 -- Washington, DC, August 6, 1965 -- Vietnam and Washington, 1955-1968 -- Austin, Texas, December 12, 1972 -- Supreme Court of the United States, 2013.
Summary "An accessible, informed, and timely biography of Lyndon Johnson that centers his life and presidency around the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Keenly known for both his triumphs and his failures, Lyndon B. Johnson was one of the most complex and compelling presidents in US history. Anne Quirk's biography alternates between chapters that follow LBJ's childhood in rural Texas learning politics from his parents, his time teaching Mexican American students at a small-town school, and his days in Congress as majority leader and as vice president; and chapters that cover his work alongside civil rights leaders and the passage of the Voting Rights Act. An epilogue discusses the Supreme Court's 2013 ruling that struck down key portions of the act. With engaging storytelling, Quirk paints a rich portrait of Johnson's presidency, celebrating the accomplishments of his Great Society programs while refusing to shy away from his catastrophic decisions regarding Vietnam and the summer riots of 1967. Larger Than Life presents striking parallels to today's political arena: an outsize character presiding over a divided nation-but to different ends"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 9-12 Norton Young Readers.
Subject Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Juvenile literature.
United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- History -- 20th century.
Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Added Title Lyndon B. Johnson and the right to vote
ISBN 9781324015543 (hardcover)
1324015543 (hardcover)

 
    
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