First Edition Lady Bird Johnson, A White House Diary; Signed by Her

  • Lady Bird Johnson: A White House Diary.

Lady Bird Johnson: A White House Diary.

Item Number: 34011

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.

First edition of Lady Bird Johnson’s White House Diary. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Lady Bird Johnson on a bookplate adhered to the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon.

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.