DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN is a celebrated historian and the author of Team of Rivals, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, and other bestsellers. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three sons.
The most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read . . . No other President has had a biographer who had such access to his private thoughts. --The New York Times Magnificent, brilliant, illuminating...A profound analysis of both the private and the public man. --Miami Herald Kearns has made Lyndon Johnson so whole, so understandable that the impact of the book is difficult to describe. It might have been called 'The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, ' for he comes to seem nothing so much as a figure out of Greek tragedy. --Houston Chronicle A fine and shrewd book...Extraordinary...Poignant...The best [biography of LBJ] we have to date. --Boston Globe Absorbing and sympathetic, warts and all. --The Washington Post A grand and fascinating portrait of a most complicated, haunted, and here appealing man. --The Village Voice