Taking Charge + Reaching for Glory
592 pages; Simon & Schuster
For the longest time, I commuted from Connecticut through New York City to an office in New Jersey and back again every night, says Williams. "I listened to every book on tape I could get my hands on." Beschloss wrote these two volumes about Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, based on the secret tapes Johnson made while in office. Williams likes the audio versions of the books because they include excerpts from the actual Johnson recordings: "It's just spectacular," says Williams, "because you can hear the old man himself."
— Brian Williams