The Fierce Urgency of Now: One on One with Julian Zelizer

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, it felt like the end of an era. But in “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Sociey,” Princeton professor Julian Zelizer reveals the inside story of what happened next. In the three years after Kennedy’s death, Johnson drove the passage of one of the most progressive legislative agendas in modern history – from Civil Rights and Voting Rights, to the War on Poverty, Medicare, and numerous other programs. And he did it with a conservative Congress. Find out how he accomplished that – and the price he paid for it – in this fascinating edition of Maryville Talks Books.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am