Mark K. Updegrove is an author, presidential historian, and the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation.

From 2009 to 2017, he was the director of the LBJ Presidential Library where, in 2014, he hosted the Civil Rights Summit, which included Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. He also oversaw an $11 million redesign of the library’s core exhibits. Earlier in his career, he served as the publisher of Newsweek and president of Time magazine’s Canadian edition.

Updegrove is the author of four books on the presidency including The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. As Presidential Historian for ABC News, he appears regularly on Good Morning America, and This Week, and has written for The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, The Daily Beast, Time, Parade, National Geographic, and Texas Monthly. He has conducted exclusive interviews with five U.S. presidents.

BOOKS

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

Destiny of Democracy:
The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

Indomitable Will:
LBJ In The Presidency

A War Remembered
The Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

Baptism by Fire:
Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis

Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies
After the White House

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