About the project:
Philip Taubman’s Shultz biography project is the first comprehensive biography of George Shultz, who served as Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state and held three Cabinet posts during the Nixon administration. The biography will span Shultz’s life from childhood to his academic career as a labor economist, his government service, leadership role at Bechtel and his post-government activities. The project will tell the story of how Shultz became a molder of history, a key contributor to the thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations and the eventual end of the Cold War. The biography project is being done in cooperation with George Shultz, who has given Taubman and his research assistants exclusive access to his archives at the Hoover Institution.