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  • Robert Dallek's work on LBJ biographies; LBJ's personality; comparing JFK's and LBJ's knowledge of foreign affairs; LBJ's relationships with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and JFK during his vice presidency
  • Oral history transcript, McGeorge Bundy, interview S-I, 3/30/1993, by Robert Dallek
  • : Robert Dallek PLACE: New York City, New York Tape 1 of 1, Side 1 B: What are you doing with this [material]? D: I am working on volume two of my Johnson biography. Volume one, Lone Star Rising, came out-- B: Yes, I remember. I haven't read
  • Oral history transcript, Robert S. McNamara, interview S-1 (I), 3/26/1993, by Robert Dallek
  • McNamara, Robert Strange, 1916-2009
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  • said, "Great, it's a deal." If I had said yes, he might have said, "I'm delighted to know that; I want to think about it." I don't wish to exaggerate. But the fact is he did say that. D: What about the relationship to Robert Kennedy? What about
  • Estes; how Clark ranked LBJ and JFK as presidents; LBJ's relationship with Robert Kennedy.
  • Oral history transcript, Edward Clark, interview S-I, 12/15/1986, by Robert Dallek
  • 15, 1986 INTERVIEWEE: EDWARD CLARK INTERVIEWER: Robert Dallek PLACE: Mr. Clark's office, Austin, Texas Tape 1 of 1, Side 1 D: First off, do you remember your first meeting with Lyndon Johnson? I know we're talking about fifty years ago
  • Oral history transcript, McGeorge Bundy, interview S-II, 11/10/1993, by Robert Dallek
  • that; that Ed Guthman book [Robert Kennedy in His Own Words]. B: Yes. It has him saying in 1964 that he believes in the domino theory; JFK believed in it; we all believed in it. That isn't quite true; we didn't all believe in it. But most of us did, and he did
  • not believe, by the way, that he ever left office because of political pressures from Robert Kennedy or anybody else. He told me months before, oh, I would think at least a year before he had to run again, he said, "You know, my family are not long-livers
  • Oral history transcript, Robert S. McNamara, interview 1 (I), 1/8/1975, by Elspeth D. Rostow
  • McNamara, Robert Strange, 1916-2009
  • Robert S. McNamara
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  • INTERVIEWEE: ROBERT McNAMARA INTERVIEWER: Walt W. Rostow PLACE: Washington, D.C. M: Walt, I would like to start this discussion by recording my skepticism of the value of oral history and my reluctance to participate in it. To be candid, I should tell
  • Roberts, Ray, 1913-1992
  • See all online interviews with NYA Interview & Albert W. Brisbin & Willard Deason & Charles P. Little & J.J. Jake Pickle & Ray Roberts & Fenner Roth
  • S. WHITE WITH A GROUP FROM LYNDON JOHNSON'S DAYS AS DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH ADMINISTRATION IN TEXAS FROM 1935 to 1937 The NYA group includes: WILLARD DEASON J. J. (JAKE) PICKLE RAY ROBERTS FENNER ROTH ALBERT W. BRISBIN C. P. LITTLE The tape
  • -access admission to the public papers, many of which are very private papers, of the people involved in governing in high places in Congress, as well as the White House? LC: I think he had people on his staff, like Juanita Roberts, who were goading him
  • staff who supported the arts; Roger Stevens and the Kennedy Center; the idea of all states receiving equal funding; Hubert Humphrey's remarks at the signing ceremony for the arts legislation.
  • . But that executive order was never implemented, and it lay on also on John Kennedy's desk without being implemented. T: Well, that was not ever seen in any way as being competitive with passing something through Congress. B: Right. I think it was seen