In his new, engrossing biography of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, historian Arnold Offner demonstrates Humphrey’s unrivaled contributions to the American liberal tradition. He showcases previously unknown details of Humphrey’s fractious relationship with Lyndon Johnson, shows how Johnson colluded with Richard Nixon to deny Humphrey the presidency in 1968, and describes the most neglected aspect of Humphrey’s career: his major legislative achievements after returning to the Senate in 1970. Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country was published by Yale University Press in August 2018.

“An outstanding account of the life and accomplishments of a man who was my friend and my hero. This book captures Hubert Humphrey’s passion and unwavering commitment to our nation’s highest ideals.”
President Jimmy Carter

“Arnold Offner’s riveting account of the life and leadership of Hubert Humphrey shows us the man and legislator who fought to make the United States a more liberal and humane society and leader of a free and peaceful world order. We miss this ‘conscience of the country’ more than ever now.”
Vice President Walter Mondale


Hubert Humphrey The Conscience of the Country Author Professor Arnold A. Offner