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 Dreamis 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.