Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential…

by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Doris Kearns Goodwin

St. Martin's Press | June 15, 1991 | Trade Paperback

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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 man--his 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.2 in

Published: June 15, 1991

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312060270

ISBN - 13: 9780312060275

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Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential…

by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.2 in

Published: June 15, 1991

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312060270

ISBN - 13: 9780312060275

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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 man--his 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.

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin, the celebrated historian who is also the author of The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and other bestsellers, has written a new foreword for this edition of Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three sons.

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Powerful, first-rate, gratifying . . . [The author] has proven herself worthy of Lyndon Johnson''s trust; for by sharing his fears and dreams with us, she has helped us to understand no just one man, but an era, and ultimately ourselves.