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Randall Bennett Woods

Author of LBJ: Architect of American Ambition

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Randall B. Woods received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1971. In 1985, UA named him the John A. Cooper Professor of History and in 1996 promoted him to Distinguished Professor. Woods has served as Associate Dean, Interim Dean, and Dean of Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He has published seven books, most notably, Fulbright: A Biography (Cambridge, 1995), which was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and which won the Ferrell and Ledbetter Prizes. In 2006, the Free Press published LBJ: Architect of American Ambition. Prof. Woods was selected to be both Mary Ball Washington Distinguished Professor at University College, Dublin and the Fulbright 50th Anniversary Chair at the University of Bonn.

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