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The Great Society was the collective name given to the social programs inaugurated by Lyndon B. Johnson after his victory in the election of 1964. With the support of Democrats who were carried into Congress in that election, Johnson put forward the greatest number of new progressive measures since the New Deal. They included the War on Poverty, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), and Medicare.
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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam.
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God in the White House: A History: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush by Randall Balmer.
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Decade of Disillusionment: The Kennedy Johnson Years by Hinckley.
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