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Eric F. Goldman (1915-1989) was for many years professor of history at Princeton University. From 1963 to 1966 he was special adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. His other books include The Crucial Decade and The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson.
A brilliant and dramatic narrative of the wise and the shortsighted, the bold and the timid, the generous and the grasping men and women who have been the stuff of American reform, beginning in the years after the Civil War. One of the best-written historical works in a long time. New York Times.