By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Back in the mists of time when the White House press corps was much smaller and far less pompous, President Lyndon Johnson often called a small pool of regulars into the Cabinet Room to casually plant some off-the-record point he wanted made without being quoted. The point often came only after some lengthy, and usually earthy, LBJ yarn.
It was at Ferry Farm that two of the most potent Washington myths -- the cherry tree episode and his teenage prowess at throwing river stones across the wide Rappahannock -- would surely have taken place if they had occurred, which, Mr. Levy cheerfully notes, they most certainly had not.
He writes in a broadly accessible style that will attract younger readers as well as more seasoned armchair historians.