Kyle Longley – LBJ’s 1968


1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval on numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, cultural. In the United States, perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of what Johnson characterized as the ‘year of a continuous nightmare’. Longley explores how LBJ perceived the most significant events of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His responses to the crises were sometimes effective but often tragic, and LBJ’s refusal to seek re-election underscores his recognition of the challenges facing the country in 1968.

As much a biography of a single year as it is of LBJ, LBJ’s 1968 vividly captures the tumult that dominated the headlines on a local and global level.

Contains mature themes.

Author: Kyle Longley
Narrator: Paul Brion
Duration: 11 hours 14 minutes
Released: 18 Dec 2012
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

fireball revealing

Very interesting perspective of a fascinating year in our history. Enjoyable stories. Well written. Worth the time.