Secrets of Lady Bird Johnson revealed at Literary Society luncheon

History came alive at the Literary Society of the Desert lunch with author julia swieg as she discussed her book “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.”

The multi-media presentation, held March 16 at La Quinta Country Club, began with an audio diary recording of Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, vividly describing the natural beauty of Palm Springs on a visit in 1964.

A photo of Air Force One at the Palm Springs Airport was one of many shown documenting the Johnson presidency. Swieg told the audience that there are 123 hours of audio diaries from Lady Bird revealing her behind-the-scenes influence on political strategy. The author described a power partnership between the first lady and the president and her impact on civil rights, the environment and the Vietnam conflict.

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