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Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History

Lady Bird Johnson chronicled her life in a series of interviews spanning almost 20 years. Oral historian Michael Gillette recounts his interviews with the former first lady, and we hear her firsthand account of life and marriage with President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Photo Gallery: Lady Bird Johnson's Life In The White House

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Excerpt from "Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History" by Michael Gillette. Copyright 2012 by Michael Gillette. Reprinted here by permission of Oxford University Press, USA. All rights reserved.

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