"Lady Bird..." is the unusually revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of President Lyndon Johnson by Jan Jarboe Russell. Skillfully researched and smoothly written, grounded in conversations with the former First Lady and interviews with her inner circle of friends and family, Lady Bird shows both the public and private sides of a strong, determined, and remarkable woman whose influence on her husband, and through him America, was considerable. I highly recommended.
Claudia Alta Taylor was the third child of very wealthy parents. She becomes motherless at 5 years old. Yet she sets very high personal standards. She graduates fron University in Texas in Austin in 1934 with 3 degrees. A brilliant woman, but in 1934 women were not expected to work. She solves her problem by marrying her persistent suitor, a very poor, but smart Lyndon Johnson. After reading this biography about Mrs. Johnson, who learns to do just about anything her husband does, I would rate her as first lady the equivalent of Eleanor Roosevelt. The Johnsons leave their home and ranch to the American People as a National Park, free to all Americans. Mrs. Johnson becomes an advocate for all poor Americans, regardless of race. I admire her and I would rate her our best first lady ever. She loved us common, ordinary folk.
Wonderful! Very informative~