A President’s Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas.

First Edition of Jack Maguire's A President's Country; inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Correspondent Jack Horner

A President’s Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas.

MAGUIRE, Jack. [Lyndon B. Johnson].

$475.00

Item Number: 110294

Austin: The Alcade Press, 1964.

First edition of Texan writer Jack Maguire’s work on “Hill Country” Texas, where Lyndon B. Johnson was born, raised, attended college, and ran for his first public office. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with drawings by Mac Tatchell. Association copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the dedication page, “To Jack and Leota Horner with affection and respect Lyndon B. Johnson July 9, 1966.” The recipient, White House Correspondent Garnett D. Jack Horner, served as President of the White House Correspondents Association and covered Presidents from FDR to Gerald Ford. President Johnson often invited favored reporters to the LBJ Ranch, including Horner on multiple occasions throughout his Presidency. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908, near Stonewall, Texas, in a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River in an area known to Texans as "Hill Country". Maguire states in the introduction to this work, "It was here that the 36th President of the United States was born, attended school, clerked in a grocery store, worked as a janitor to pay his way through college, and ran for his first public office. Here in the Crystal Ballroom of Austin's old Driskill Hotel, he received word of his election as Vice President of the United States."

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