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Lyndon Baines Johnson: A Resource Guide

Lyndon B. Johnson (left) being sworn in as president of the United States by Chief Justice Earl Warren (right) as Lady Bird Johnson and and Hubert Humphrey (center) look on.
Lyndon B. Johnson (left) being sworn in as president of the United States by Chief Justice Earl Warren (right) as Lady Bird Johnson and and Hubert Humphrey (center) look on, on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol.
1965 January 20.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-120411

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than fifty subject headings for books related to Lyndon Baines Johnson. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Johnson-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles with that subject heading and then click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Johnson-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Johnson and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Lyndon Baines Johnson

Barrett, David M., ed. Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997.
LC Call Number: DS557.4 .J64 1997 [Catalog Record]

Johnson, Lyndon B. A Time for Action: A Selection from the Speeches and Writings of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1953-64. New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1964.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .J6 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
LC Call Number: E846 .J58 [Catalog Record]

The Johnson Presidential Press Conferences. New York: E. M. Coleman Enterprises, 1978.
LC Call Number: E846 .J56 1978 [Catalog Record]

Public Papers of the Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969 . 10 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1965-70.
LC Call Number: J80 .A283 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on The American Presidency Project's Web site.

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Johnson

Andrew, John A. Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1998.
LC Call Number: E846 .A62 1998 [Catalog Record]

Beschloss, Michael R., ed. Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
LC Call Number: E846 .T35 1997 [Catalog Record]

Bornet, Vaughn Davis. The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1983.
LC Call Number: E847 .B63 1983 [Catalog Record]

Califano, Joseph A. The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.
LC Call Number: E847 .C32 2000 [Catalog Record]

Caro, Robert A. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.  Vol. 1, The Path to Power. New York: Knopf, 1982.
LC Call Number: E847 .C34 1982 vol. 1 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.  Vol. 2, Means of Ascent. New York: Knopf, 1990.
LC Call Number: E847 .C34 1982 vol. 2 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.  Vol. 3, Master of the Senate. New York: Knopf, 2002.
LC Call Number: E847 .C34 1982 vol. 3 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.  Vol. 4, The Passage of Power. New York: Knopf, 2012.
LC Call Number: E846 .C37 2012 [Catalog Record]

Conkin, Paul Keith. Big Daddy from the Pedernales: Lyndon Baines Johnson. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1986.
LC Call Number: E847 .C53 1986 [Catalog Record]

Dallek, Robert. Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
LC Call Number: E847 .D26 1998 [Catalog Record]

-----. Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
LC Call Number: E847 .D25 1991 [Catalog Record]

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. 1976; rpt. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
LC Call Number: E847 .G64 1991 [Catalog Record]

Henggeler, Paul R. In His Steps: Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedy Mystique. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1991.
LC Call Number: E847.2 .H46 1991 [Catalog Record]

Herring, George C. LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: DS558 .H454 1994 [Catalog Record]

Peters, Charles. Lyndon B. Johnson. New York: Times Books, 2010.
LC Call Number: E847 .P48 2010 [Catalog Record]

Rulon, Philip Reed. The Compassionate Samaritan: The Life of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981.
LC Call Number: E847 .R8 [Catalog Record]

Unger, Irwin, and Debi Unger. LBJ: A Life. New York: Wiley, 1999.
LC Call Number: E847 .U48 1999 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, and Craig H. Roell, comps. Lyndon B. Johnson: A Bibliography . 2 vols. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1984-88.
LC Call Number: Z8455.68 .L97 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Burgan, Michael. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E847 .B87 2004 [Catalog Record]

Colbert, Nancy A. Great Society: The Story of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds, 2002.
LC Call Number: E847 .C52 2002 [Catalog Record]

Levy, Debbie. Lyndon B. Johnson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2003.
LC Call Number: E847 .L58 2003 [Catalog Record]

Maupin, Melissa. Lyndon Baines Johnson: Our Thirty-Sixth President. Mankato, Minn.: The Child's World, 2009.
LC Call Number: E847 .M375 2009 [Catalog Record]

Schuman, Michael. Lyndon B. Johnson. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1998.
LC Call Number: E847 .S38 1998 [Catalog Record]

Williams, Jean Kinney. Lyndon B. Johnson: America's 36th President. New York: Children's Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E847 .W7283 2005 [Catalog Record]

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