Jonathan Alter is an author and commentator, who was at Newsweek for close to three decades. He has written several New York Times best-sellers about American presidents.
One of the best-known and most respected presidential historians, Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for her book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” Her 2006 best-seller, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” was adapted into the Oscar-nominated 2012 film “Lincoln” by Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
Robert Caro is a two-time Pulitzer winner whose multiple volumes about Lyndon Johnson have reinvigorated and reset the bar for biography. The fourth volume, “The Passage of Power,” was published in 2012.
Mark Updegrove was the director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum and is the author of several books on the American presidency. His book, “Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency,” was published in 2012.