Home » Biography & Memoir » James U. Cross » Around the World with LBJ

August 13 , 2008

Around the World with LBJ

My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant


When Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to go somewhere, there was no stopping him. This dynamic president called for Air Force One as others summon a taxi—at a moment's notice, whatever the hour or the weather. And the man who made sure that LBJ got his ride was General James U. Cross, the president's hand-picked pilot, top military assistant, and personal confidante. One of the few Air Force One pilots to have a position, simultaneously, in the White House, General Cross is also the only member of LBJ's inner circle who has not publicly offered his recollections of the president. In this book, he goes on the record, creating a fascinating, behind-the-scenes portrait of America's complex, often contradictory, always larger-than-life thirty-sixth president.

Download fb2

Read also

Stone Dreaming Woman

Jenny Weston, daughter of a prominent NYC neurosurgeon, sacrificed everything to graduate from medical school at the top of her class in 1910. Even so, no hospital will hire a woman doctor, and no private practice will let her buy in. She decides to rethink her possibilities by visiting her uncle in rural Ontario. Sergeant Shane Adair of the…

General Cross tells an engrossing story. In addition to piloting Air Force One around the globe, he served President Johnson in multiple capacities, including directing the Military Office in the White House; managing a secret two-million-dollar presidential emergency fund; supervising the presidential retreat at Camp David, the president's entire transportation fleet, and the presidential bomb shelters; running the White House Mess; hiring White House social aides, including the president's future son-in-law, Charles Robb; and writing condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Vietnam. This wide-ranging, around-the-clock access to President Johnson allowed Cross to witness events and share moments that add color and depth to our understanding of America's arguably most demanding and unpredictable president.

Show more...

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $17.99. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «Around the World with LBJ»:

Download PDF:


Download MobiPocket:


Download DOCX: