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LBJ Library Educator Webinar with Dr. H.W. Brands
July 14 Session 9: Dr. H.W. Brands
LBJ as President

Lyndon Johnson was the greatest legislator-in-chief to occupy the White House, and perhaps the worst commander-in-chief. The two aspects of his presidency were closely connected, and they illuminate the challenges faced by every president.

Jul 14, 2020 10:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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H.W. Brands
Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History @The University of Texas at Austin
H. W. Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. ~ He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. ~ He writes on American history and politics. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.