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A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist.

Lady Bird grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother. When a tall, pushy Texan named Lyndon showed up in her life, she knew what she wanted: to leave the rural Texas of her childhood and experience the world like her mother dreamed, while climbing the mountain of ambition she inherited from her father. She married Lyndon within weeks, and the bargain they struck was tacitly agreed upon in the courtship letters they exchanged: this highly gifted politician would take her away, and she would save him from his weaknesses.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Caroli redefines the First Lady as an iron fist in a white glove.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Smartly written and devoid of gossip and cant…Stunning.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Caroli’s book stands alone as a penetrating analysis…A coupling that changed the face of America.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “[Caroli], an expert on first ladies, provides overdue recognition of the important role Lady Bird Johnson played in a historic presidency.”

    Washington Independent Review of Books

  • With research from Lady Bird’s personal diaries and newly released letters between her and Lyndon during their brief courtship in 1934, Caroli makes a compelling case that the first lady was more important to LBJ’s career than commonly believed.”

    New York Post

  • “Listeners interested in the lives of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson will love this audiobook. Narrator Amanda Carlin provides good interpretations of both Lady Bird’s and Lyndon’s voices and Texas accents…Carlin does a fine job of capturing the essence of their relationship and its effect on the Johnson years in the White House. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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