I learned a great deal about LBJ that explains his personality and his character.
He is a skillful enough author that the wealth of information does not bore, but illuminates a fascinating personality and a well written study.
Dallek's two-volume examination of LBJ is a dramatic and nuanced examination of one the most complex figures in 20th century American history.
I have read many books about Lyndon Johnson. "Lone Star Rising" is a very accurate picture of the way I remember him.Published 2 months ago by Raymond Hicks
Very interesting biography of a controversial character. Quite informative but it gets bogged down in a lot of minutiae from time to time. A good overall book to read.Published 2 months ago by roland swanson
I bought the book after I had a discussion with my brother about just why almost everyone has a very low opinion of L.B.J. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shirlely White
The author tells the story of Lyndon Johnson's early life; pre-Vietnam and pre-Civil Rights bill. We learn about how a man who came from a large and rather poor family, lifted... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Hojnacki
This book presents a detailed account of LBJ from his beginnings and birth to a time two months after he assumed the presidency. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Frederick C. Meek
Dallek's two volume work is probably a bit more even handed in dealing with LBJ than some of the biographies of recent years. Read morePublished on November 17, 2004 by D. Blankenship
If you are a postmodern thinker and a fan of Lyndon Johnson, this is the biography for you.
Dallek attempts to create the image the Johnson was pretty much like any other... Read more
John Connally, former Secretary of the Treasury and Governor of Texas, who was very close to LBJ for many years once said that Johnson was a "strange and complex man who could... Read morePublished on December 15, 2000 by givbatam3