Lyndon Johnson's "Eisenhower Memo" -- And How It Changed History Forever

After the Kennedy assassination, on November 22, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson immediately called the one man who he knew could advise him best on how to lead a fractured, confused country: former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower’s two-page memo to Johnson, written on the eve of the Kennedy assassination, became a guiding force in Johnson’s presidency and the sweeping Great Society legislation reshaped America over the next five years. That historic Eisenhower memo has been made available to the public for the first time in 'The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson' by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.


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