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The Resource Faustian bargains : Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas, Joan Mellen

Faustian bargains : Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas, Joan Mellen

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Faustian bargains : Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas
Title
Faustian bargains
Title remainder
Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas
Statement of responsibility
Joan Mellen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps no president has a more ambiguous reputation than LBJ. A brilliant tactician, he maneuvered colleagues and turned bills into law better than anyone. But he was trailed by a legacy of underhanded dealings, from his 'stolen' Senate election in 1948 to kickbacks he artfully concealed from deals engineered with Texas wheeler-dealer Billie Sol Estes and defense contractors like his longtime supporter Brown & Root. On the verge of investigation, Johnson was reprieved when he became president upon JFK's assassination. Among the remaining mysteries has been LBJ's relationship to Mac Wallace who, in 1951, shot a Texas man having an affair with LBJ's loose-cannon sister Josefa, also Wallace's lover. When arrested, Wallace cooly said 'I work for Johnson ... I need to get back to Washington.' Charged with murder, he was overnight defended by LBJ's powerful lawyer John Cofer, and though convicted, amazingly received a suspended sentence. He then got high-security clearance from LBJ friend and defense contractor D.H. Byrd, which the Office of Naval Intelligence tried to revoke for 11 years without success. Using crucial Life magazine and Naval Intelligence files and the unredacted FBI files on Mac Wallace, never before utilized by others, investigative writer Joan Mellen skillfully connects these two disparate Texas lives and lends stark credence to the dark side of Lyndon Johnson that has largely gone unsubstantiated"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Mellen, Joan
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E847.2
LC item number
.M45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Wallace, Mac
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Texas
  • Political culture
  • Political corruption
  • Texas
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Faustian bargains : Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas, Joan Mellen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Texans -- A Man of Good Character -- "He Must Be a Real Leader" -- Lyndon Johnson Betrays Richard M. Kleberg and George Parr Works His Magic -- Senator Lyndon Johnson -- Mac Wallace Goes to Washington Under The Auspices of Lyndon Johnson -- The Killing of John Douglas Kinser -- Texas Justice -- Two Faustian Bargains : Little Lyndon and Billie Sol -- Enter the Office of Naval Intelligence -- Some Faustian Bargains Come Due : The Falls of Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker -- Mac Wallace in California -- President Lyndon Johnson, Part I -- President Lyndon Johnson and the USS Liberty : Lyndon Johnson as President, Part II -- Downward Spirals -- Billie Sol Estes Creates an Urban Legend -- The Fingerprint -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Evaluation and Comparison of Fingerprints
Control code
sky282624023
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 359 p.
Isbn
9781620408087
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016009706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 09/16
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ills.
Label
Faustian bargains : Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the robber baron culture of Texas, Joan Mellen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Texans -- A Man of Good Character -- "He Must Be a Real Leader" -- Lyndon Johnson Betrays Richard M. Kleberg and George Parr Works His Magic -- Senator Lyndon Johnson -- Mac Wallace Goes to Washington Under The Auspices of Lyndon Johnson -- The Killing of John Douglas Kinser -- Texas Justice -- Two Faustian Bargains : Little Lyndon and Billie Sol -- Enter the Office of Naval Intelligence -- Some Faustian Bargains Come Due : The Falls of Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker -- Mac Wallace in California -- President Lyndon Johnson, Part I -- President Lyndon Johnson and the USS Liberty : Lyndon Johnson as President, Part II -- Downward Spirals -- Billie Sol Estes Creates an Urban Legend -- The Fingerprint -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Evaluation and Comparison of Fingerprints
Control code
sky282624023
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 359 p.
Isbn
9781620408087
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016009706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 09/16
Other physical details
ills.

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