Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream Author Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN-10 0312060270
ISBN-13 9780312060275
Year 1991-06-15
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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Doris Kearns Goodwin s classic life of Lyndon Johnson who presided over the Great Society the Vietnam War and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s is a monument in political biography From the moment the author then a young woman from Harvard first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967 she became fascinated by the manhis character his enormous energy and drive and his manner of wielding these gifts in an endless pursuit of power As a member of his White House staff she soon became his personal confidante and in the years before his death he revealed himself to her as he did to no other Widely praised and enormously popular Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant conflicted humanity

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