Faustian Bargains by Joan Mellen

Full Title: Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson And Mac Wallace In The Robber Baron Culture Of Texas
Author/Editor(s): Joan Mellen
ISBN: 1620408066, 9781620408063
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrationsustrations included, 25 cm
LCCN: 2016009706
Number of pages: 359 (xxiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Categories:
Johnson, Lyndon B > (Lyndon Baines), > 1908-1973 > Friends And Associates
Wallace, Mac, > 1921-1971
Legislators > United States > Biography
United States > Congress > Senate > Biography
Presidents > United States > Biography
Texas > Politics And Government > 20th Century
Political Culture > Texas > History > 20th Century
Political Corruption > Texas > History > 20th Century
Texas > Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Political > Bisacsh

Content:
"Perhaps no president has a more ambiguous reputation than LBJ. A brilliant tactician, he maneuvered colleagues and turned bills into law better than anyone. But he was trailed by a legacy of underhanded dealings, from his 'stolen' Senate election in 1948 to kickbacks he artfully concealed from deals engineered with Texas wheeler-dealer Billie Sol Estes and defense contractors like his longtime supporter Brown & Root. On the verge of investigation, Johnson was reprieved when he became president upon JFK's assassination. Among the remaining mysteries has been LBJ's relationship to Mac Wallace who, in 1951, shot a Texas man having an affair with LBJ's loose-cannon sister Josefa, also Wallace's lover. When arrested, Wallace coolly said 'I work for Johnson ... I need to get back to Washington.' Charged with murder, he was overnight defended by LBJ's powerful lawyer John Cofer, and though convicted, amazingly received a suspended sentence. He then got high-security clearance from LBJ friend and defense contractor D.H. Byrd, which the Office of Naval Intelligence tried to revoke for 11 years without success. Using crucial Life magazine and Naval Intelligence files and the unredacted FBI files on Mac Wallace, never before utilized by others, investigative writer Joan Mellen skillfully connects these two disparate Texas lives and lends stark credence to the dark side of Lyndon Johnson that has largely gone unsubstantiated"

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Texans
A man of good character
"He must be a real leader"
Lyndon Johnson betrays Richard M. Kleberg and George Parr works his magic
Senator Lyndon Johnson
Mac Wallace goes to Washington under the auspices of Lyndon Johnson
The killing of John Douglas Kinser
Texas justice
Two Faustian bargains :little Lyndon and Billie Sol
Enter the Office of Naval Intelligence
Some Faustian bargains come due : the falls of Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker
Mac Wallace in California
President Lyndon Johnson, Part I
President Lyndon Johnson and the USS Liberty : Lyndon Johnson as President, Part II
Downward spirals
Billie Sol Estes creates an urban legend
The fingerprint
Epilogue
Appendix: Evaluation and comparison of fingerprints.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [284]-343) and index..

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BU25.37799-11-6267594
Other ID: 933590372(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: E847.2 .M45 2016
Dewey Decimal: 328.73/092
Released Date: 20160921

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APA Style:
Mellen, J. (2016). Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson And Mac Wallace In The Robber Baron Culture Of Texas. New York: Bloomsbury.

MLA Style:
Mellen, Joan. Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson And Mac Wallace In The Robber Baron Culture Of Texas. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. Print.

Chicago Style:
Mellen, Joan. Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson And Mac Wallace In The Robber Baron Culture Of Texas. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.