This book was of interest to me as a Texan. LBJ was in my mind a sorry political man in Washington. Now as I read this well written book I am finding that the whole story is more than I thought or was led to believe. LBJ had many flaws however there are some explanations for his shortcomings. No matter what you may think of this man I recommend you read this book then decide for yourself - having all the facts and truth of who LBJ was in the midst of his life as a public servant. LBJ was like so many of people truly afraid to believe in one's won ability and talents.