The Walls of Jericho by Robert Mann
Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Drawing on rich archival materials and on interviews with participants and witnesses, a dramatic, behind-the-scenes story of the legislative battles to legally establish American civil and voting rights presents the intrigue, compromises, friendships, and rivalries of three powerful men.
 

About Robert Mann

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Mann has served in Louisiana politics as a press secretary to two U.S. senators.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Harcourt. 609 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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 An absorbing story of the 16-year Senate siege to break the seemingly impregnable wall of resistance to civil rights for blacks—and of the three Democratic titans at the heart of that battle.

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This is not a comprehensive account of the battle for civil rights, but a Congress-centric study of the lives and interplay of three powerful Democratic senators--one of whom became President--regardi

Jun 03 1996 | Read Full Review of The Walls of Jericho : Lyndon...

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