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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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A Very Human President
by Jack Valenti



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Click here for 20 full quotes from Lyndon Johnson in the book A Very Human President, by Jack Valenti.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Take civil rights to the country as a moral crusade.
Education
    Practiced as ecumenist; detached from any dogma.
    Stung by intellectuals, but sincere respect for universities.
    Elementary & Secondary Education Act: aid to educate masses.
Foreign Policy
    Goal: 1/2% of GNP for foreign assistance.
    As much personal contact as possible with foreign leaders.
Government Reform
    Staff rule: Don't touch money; let finance dept. handle it.
    Staff rule: Fired for meeting about contract with contractor.
Homeland Security
    Distaste for wiretapping as V.P. and as President.
Principles & Values
    Persuasion over lunch with press, bankers, or black leaders.
    To persuade Congress, persuade their constituencies.
Technology
    1968: created national public broadcasting system.
    Obsessive need for information; fanatic about facts.
    LBJ's FBI never wiretapped MLK.
War & Peace
    1965: Vietnam bombing pause to encourage peace talks.
    Convince the Viet Cong we cannot be defeated by power.
    Balance Vietnam fighting without USA versus risking WWIII.
    1968: no run for re-election so Vietnam peace might work.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rent supplements cost less than public housing.
    Great Society required business community's support.


The above quotations are from A Very Human President
by Jack Valenti.


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