Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has been revised and updated with new chapters on John Nance Garner and Henry Gonzalez and expanded chapters on Lyndon Johnson, Barbara Jordan, Ralph Yarborough, Jim Wright, and John Tower. Demonstrating the validity of a biographical approach to history, the book as a whole covers all the major political issues of the twentieth century, as well as the pivotal role of Texans in defining the national agenda.
Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr. is Hardin Distinguished Professor of American History and Chair of the Department of History at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
Michael L. Collins is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
Patrick Cox is the former Associate Director for Congressional and Political History at the Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.