With a new foreword: The New York Timesâ€“bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning author of Team of Rivals.
Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnsonâ€™s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwinâ€™s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the authorâ€™s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Johnsonâ€™s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th presidentâ€™s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam.
Drawing on personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nationâ€™s most compelling politicians in â€śthe most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever readâ€ť (The New York Times).