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"The History of The United States, As Told Through its Vices."

Oct 28, 2018

Lyndon Johnson was a powerful man - a mover and shaker in Washington who had his own car phone.  He worked directly with the President of The United States, and many people thought he could be President next.  But then he took the job of VP under a junior senator John Kennedy.  Why?

To solve the mystery of why, we speak with Tom Oliphant of the Boston Globe and author of Road to Camelot, about JFK's rise to the Presidency (an interview that aired on My History Can Beat Up Your Politics in 2017).