The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition (PRLBJ) just won the Association of American Publishers’ 2011 PROSE Award for Best eProduct in the Humanities, and CHOICE magazine named it an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011. PRLBJ is published by Rotunda, the digital imprint of University of Virginia Press, in collaboration with UVA’s Miller Center. The Edition contains hundreds of hours of presidential tapes covering the major issues of Johnson’s administration, from the War on Poverty to the Civil Rights Movement to the Vietnam War‚Ä¶. Each conversation in the edition is fully transcribed and annotated and accompanied by its audio file, and the multimedia presentation includes photos and video galleries, a linked timeline, and powerful XML-based searching ability.
Best of all, the University of Virginia Press is graciously giving e-Views readers a free trial to the edition.
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[BTW, “Yuki” was the name of one of LBJ’s dogs.]
This free trial is good until noon on February 17, 2012, so hope you enjoy it till then!
PRLBJ was edited by Miller Center scholars, who, my Rotunda contact tells me, are in the process of transcribing and annotating the secret White House tapes recorded by every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. Can’t wait to get my hands ‚ and ears ‚ on those!
More as it happens,