Lady Bird Johnson

  • What Do We Want in a First Lady?

    Books by historian Julia Sweig and journalist Karen Tumulty examine the stated and unstated expecations of the role of First Lady through the stories of Lady Bird Johnson and Nancy Reagan. 

  • The Lost Story of Lady Bird

    by Julia E. Sweig

    "It is perhaps ironic that so many historians, intent as they are on the president, have missed her sway in the White House, because Lyndon himself was not shy in acknowledging Lady Bird’s crucial role in his administration."