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LBJ: Architect of Ambition

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Lyndon Johnson was the architect of his own downfall, as this sprawling biography shows.Who knew that at the instant LBJ heard the crack of Oswald's rifle on that November morning in Dallas, he "was both exhilarated and apprehensive"? Defying commonsensical convention, Woods (History/Univ. of Arkansas) presumes to inhabit the president's mind at key moments, and he over-dramatizes where plenty of ... Read full review

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