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October 03, 2017

Epilog: “I Shall Not Seek…”

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October 03, 2017


President Lyndon B. Johnson visits with U.S. troops


LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto

Lyndon Johnson's March '68 announcement, that he would not seek re-election, stunned the nation and the world, and marked the effective end of a political career that had once seemed bound for Rushmore-level greatness. This special, long-form edition of LBJ's War traces the arc, and looks at the causes, of that tragic fall from grace. For those who have listened to all six prior episodes, a few moments will be familiar, but most will not: 90%-plus previously unheard material.  

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