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An Evening with Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Mar 26, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. joined Friends of the LBJ Library to speak about the new edition of his book, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson. The discussion was moderated by CBS News journalist and Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer.

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About the book
Califano takes us into the Oval Office as the decisions that irrevocably changed the country were being crafted to create Johnson’s ambitious Great Society. He shows us LBJ’s commitment to economic and social revolution, and his willingness to do whatever it took to achieve his goals. Widely acclaimed, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson is a no-holds-barred account and an intimate portrait of a president of towering ambition at work. In an expansive new introduction, Califano examines the extent to which LBJ’s Great Society touches every American and fuels the nation’s public policy debate to this day.

About Califano
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. was President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief aide for domestic affairs from 1965 until 1969 and Secretary of Health Education, and Welfare in the Carter Administration from 1977 to 1979.

On President Johnson’s White House staff, he was responsible for coordinating the legislative program and economic policy and for handling domestic crises. The New York Times called him “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs.”

Interested in learning more? Annual members of the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level ($80) and above receive invitations and admission to our renowned speaker series, An Evening With, among other benefits. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.

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