Lbj Tapes Linda talks with historian Michael Beschloss, editor of the new book "Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964." Beschloss has written several books on the American presidency, and he listened to and transcribed nearly 250 hours of taped conversations from Lyndon B. Johnson's first nine months in office for this book. Beschloss says these nine months were among the most pivotal in American political history -- Johnson takes charge and has to answer America's questions about the Kennedy assassination; he pushes civil rights legislation through Congress; and he begins to draw the nation deeper into the Vietnam conflict. (STATIONS: The book is published by Simon and Schuster.)
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Linda talks with historian Michael Beschloss, editor of the new book "Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964." Beschloss has written several books on the American presidency, and he listened to and transcribed nearly 250 hours of taped conversations from Lyndon B. Johnson's first nine months in office for this book. Beschloss says these nine months were among the most pivotal in American political history — Johnson takes charge and has to answer America's questions about the Kennedy assassination; he pushes civil rights legislation through Congress; and he begins to draw the nation deeper into the Vietnam conflict. (STATIONS: The book is published by Simon and Schuster.)