2010 Monthly Pledge Drive

Today marks the second day the Monthly’s annual fundraising drive. Thanks so much to everyone who has already contributed yesterday. For those who haven’t, your tax-deductible donation can make a big difference.

If you’re a regular reader of this site and the print magazine, you know that the Washington Monthly offers the kind of cutting-edge reporting and analysis the country needs, breaking big stories well ahead of major outlets.

Also, this year, the publishers are adding a nice incentive.

So give generously — $25, $50, $100 — and if you donate $150 or more, we’ll send you a hardcover copy of Monthly founder Charles Peters’ latest book, Lyndon B. Johnson, individually signed by the author. It’s the latest in “The American Presidents” series. The New Yorker says it is “illuminating” and “a resonant portrait of a man of prodigious political abilities, who was driven, but ultimately undone, by his temperamental flaws.”

I have, incidentally, read Peters’ book. It’s part of the American Presidents Series, biographies of almost all the presidents written in short volumes by major American writers. I didn’t think there was much more one could say about Lyndon Johnson but Peters made use of previously untapped primary sources and several compelling associates of the 36th president. It was very interesting book to read. I very much recommend it.

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Thank you.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer