• "The greatest biography of our era … Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics"

    The Times
  • "Monumental … sets a standard by which future political biographies must be judged"

  • "Thrilling … never has it been told so dramatically, with breathtaking detail piled on incredible development"

    New York Times
  • "A white-knuckle hair-raising tale … riveting and explosive"

  • "Uputdownable … as compulsive as any Hollywood thriller"

    Evening Standard
  • "A wonderfully detailed, magnificently readable study that gives us not only Johnson’s character but also a vivid picture of America in the 1940s"

    Literary Review
  • "His depiction of Texas is as brilliant as his account of Lyndon Johnson’s driven soul … a richly rewarding book"

    New Statesman