Lady Bird And Lyndon
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Lady Bird takes center stage
Lyndon Johnson was a volatile force of nature. In contrast, Lady Bird Johnson is perceived as the quiet, loyal supporter who endured her husband's domineering personality and flagrant infidelities. In this startling reassessment, Betty Boyd Caroli reveals Lady Bird as a strong, smart, resilient woman who played a pivotal role in Lyndon's political career.
Lady Bird began the marriage by using part of her family money to finance Lyndon's first campaign, and became a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and therapist. Without her strength and savvy, Lyndon might never have turned his sweeping ambitions into action.
Lady Bird emerges here as a full partner in one of the most extraordinary presidencies of the modern era.
"Stunningly fresh insights.... Out of Caroli's strikingly original portrait of this strong, smart woman emerges an irresistible tale of politics, ambition, and the power of unconditional marital love." -David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
"Engrossing and perceptive.... Caroli shows that Mrs. Johnson played a crucial part in getting her husband to the White House and through the presidency. One of the essential studies of a modern first lady written by one of the masters of the field." -Lewis L. Gould, author of Lady Bird Johnson: Our Environmental First Lady
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|Release Date:||November 3, 2015|