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LBJ

Architect of American Ambition

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PAPERBACK

$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674026995

Publication Date: 11/30/2007

Academic Trade

1024 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 page black & white illustrations

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“In his masterful new biography, Randall B. Woods convincingly makes the case for Johnson’s greatness—as the last American president whose leadership achieved truly revolutionary breakthroughs in progressive domestic legislation, bringing changes that have improved the lives of most Americans. In this compelling, massive narrative, Woods portrays Johnson fairly and fully in all his complexity, with adequate attention to flaws in his character and his tragic miscalculations in Vietnam.”—Nick Kotz, Washington Post Book World

“In writing LBJ: Architect of American Ambition, Woods has produced an excellent biography that fully deserves a place alongside the best of the Johnson studies yet to appear… Even readers familiar with the many other fine books on Johnson will learn a great deal from Woods… Among Woods’s many achievements in this fine biography is to allow us to see not only the enormous, tragic flaws in this extraordinary man, but also the greatness.”—Alan Brinkley, New York Times Book Review

A distinguished historian of twentieth-century America, Randall B. Woods offers a wholesale reappraisal and sweeping, authoritative account of the life of one of the most fascinating and complex U.S. presidents.

Awards & Accolades

  • A Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
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