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Lady Bird’s Words

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LadyBirdJohnson_JacketArt-312x475In case you missed it in the magazine’s February issue, here’s a pointer to Observer contributor Robert Leleux’s review of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, by Michael L. Gillette.

The blog of Oxford University Press, which published the book in November of last year, just posted an interesting online interview with Gillette, executive director of Humanities Texas and former director of the LBJ Library’s Oral History Program, in which he talks about the making of the book.

For more, mark the calendar for Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m., when Gillette kicks off a lecture series on influential Texas women with an inaugural installment titled “Conversations with Lady Bird Johnson” at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston native, 7th-generation Texan and Rice University graduate Brad Tyer has contributed to the Observer under five editors since the mid-1990s, including stints as freelance critic, contributing writer, interim editor, and two rounds as managing editor, from early 2008 to late 2009 and late 2012 to present. In the interim he's served as the Observer's long-distance copy editor. A former staffer at the Houston Press, former editor of the Missoula, Montana Independent , and widely published freelance (High Country News, New York Times Book Review, Public News, Texas Monthly, The Drake, Thora-Zine, etc.), Brad has been awarded a 2010 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan, a 2011 Fishtrap Writing Residency, and a 2011 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to support research for his first book, Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape, published by Beacon Press in 2013. Brad oversees the Observer's cultural coverage.