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December 4, 1966. LBJ speaks with John Steinbeck, who is soon to travel to Vietnam. He will stay for five months, until April 1967. As you can tell from this conversation, the President and Steinbeck were very friendly—Lady Bird and Elaine Steinbeck, John’s wife, both attended the University of Texas, and LBJ and John had taken to each other at their first meeting in 1963. The Steinbecks also appear in at least two of Mrs. Johnson’s home movies of the Johnson family and their friends at Camp David, one from 1965 and one from 1967. John Steinbeck, who  won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.  
Steinbeck was a staunch supporter of LBJ’s Vietnam policies. Both of Steinbeck’s sons served there, Thom and John, pictured above with his father and LBJ in the Oval Office. The Steinbecks visited the White House in May 1966, shortly before John’s deployment. 
While in Vietnam, the elder Steinbeck worked as a war correspondent for Newsday. Some of his columns from 1966-1967 were recently republished by the University of Virginia Press: you can listen to an interview with the book’s editor here. More on Steinbeck and LBJ here, via NARA’s Teaching with Documents. 
LBJ Presidential Library photo #A2439-4, 5/16/1966. Public domain. 

lbjlibrary:

December 4, 1966. LBJ speaks with John Steinbeck, who is soon to travel to Vietnam. He will stay for five months, until April 1967. As you can tell from this conversation, the President and Steinbeck were very friendly—Lady Bird and Elaine Steinbeck, John’s wife, both attended the University of Texas, and LBJ and John had taken to each other at their first meeting in 1963. The Steinbecks also appear in at least two of Mrs. Johnson’s home movies of the Johnson family and their friends at Camp David, one from 1965 and one from 1967. John Steinbeck, who  won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.  

Steinbeck was a staunch supporter of LBJ’s Vietnam policies. Both of Steinbeck’s sons served there, Thom and John, pictured above with his father and LBJ in the Oval Office. The Steinbecks visited the White House in May 1966, shortly before John’s deployment. 

While in Vietnam, the elder Steinbeck worked as a war correspondent for Newsday. Some of his columns from 1966-1967 were recently republished by the University of Virginia Press: you can listen to an interview with the book’s editor here. More on Steinbeck and LBJ here, via NARA’s Teaching with Documents

LBJ Presidential Library photo #A2439-4, 5/16/1966. Public domain. 

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The project Sum Times by artist Aakash Nihalani points out simple math problems in urban environments.

This is the type of work I want to do with students. Harder to do when I don’t have my own class. But I have a small group of students with special needs and I think I will create a project for June in those last weeks of school. 

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Pearl of joy.
I accidently broke my favorite pearl necklace from the states. I’m terribly upset about it. I hope it can be fixed here. #Home #pearl #joy #sad #broken

Pearl of joy.
I accidently broke my favorite pearl necklace from the states. I’m terribly upset about it. I hope it can be fixed here. #Home #pearl #joy #sad #broken

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