Johnson approached a strongly fortified position by outflanking it, or burrowing under it, or surprising the defenders from the rear, or raining down obstacles upon them from the sky, or starving them into submission? Rarely, and then only reluctantly, would he proceed directly from A to B, to him the shortest distance between two points was a tunnel.
1967 Of Lyndon B Johnson. The Death of a President.
A leader cut from whipcord.William Raymond Manchester
His critics called him a wheeler-dealer. Theyoverlooked the subtlety of Johnsonian strategy, his use of wheels within wheels.William Raymond Manchester
Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself.William Raymond Manchester
He resolved to lead Britain and her fading empire in one last great struggle?to arm the nation, not only with weapons but also with the mace of honor, creating in every English breast a soul beneath the ribs of death. 544William Raymond Manchester
It would be inaccurate to say that Churchill and I conversed. Like Gladstone speaking toVictoria, he addressed me as though I were a one-man House of Commons.William Raymond Manchester