Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
- The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
- Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jim Frangione
- Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-18-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Widely praised and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity.
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By Lynda Rands on 01-22-17
Unfortunately simple slant.
Ms. Goodwin is a wonderful writer. This book suffers from her viewing the life of LBJ through a purely psychological lens. I simply couldn't listen very long because everything discussed was related back to LBJ's need for acceptance, based (in the author's view) on his early yearning for his mother's love.
For those interested in this very interesting man, take the time to read Robert Caro's four volumes.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Louie Louie on 04-06-17
Not her best
I have enjoyed Ms. Goodwin's books, but this one was disappointing--surprising since she worked with President Johnson during and after his White House years. The writing seems unedited, and wanders off into speculative psychology and narratives about the political system in general. It certainly does not live up to its superlative subtitle, nor does it directly address Johnson's role in shaping the American Dream.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful