Mark Updegrove interviews Mikhail Gorbachev at the LBJ Presidential Library. [LBJ Library photo by David Valdez.]

About The Director

Mark K. Updegrove became Director of the LBJ Library in October 2009.  He is an author, publisher, lecturer and journalist who has served as U.S. publisher of Newsweek, president of Time Canada, and manager of Time Los Angeles. In addition to his responsibilities at the LBJ Library, Updegrove is an analyst for ABC News and a contributing editor for PARADE Magazine.

Updegrove has authored three books relating to the American Presidency: Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency (2012), Baptism By Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis (2009), and Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House (2006). He has written for American Heritage, The Nation, National Geographic, Parade, Texas Monthly, and TIME and has conducted exclusive interviews with five U.S. Presidents.

Read a profile of Mark in Tribeza magazine.

On March 14, 2012, Mark Updegrove appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss his book, Indomitable Will: Read an excerpt of Indomitable Will.

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