Review by: John C. Inscoe, Editor, The New Georgia Encyclopedia - July 11, 2011
While there is no shortage of scholarship on this most prominent and enduring of Georgia's 20th century statesmen, this intimate and engaging portrait by Sally Russell, who knew him as both uncle and next door neighbor, is a most welcome addition. She offers fresh perspectives not only on the man and his family, but also on his relationships in Washington, and the considerable influence he wielded in Congress and with presidents from FDR to Richard Nixon. In tracing the career of an uncle she much admired, Miss Russell also reveals much about the multiple political eras on which he left his mark.
Review by: Charles E. Campbell, Russell's last chief of staff and former chair of the Russell Foundation. - July 11, 2011
This excellent biography of one of America's greatest United States Senators is further evidence of Sally Russell's talents as an accomplished author. It is must reading for anyone who wishes to understand Richard Russell the Senator or Richard Russell the man. The Russell in these pages is the one I knew in the last five years of his life as a member of his staff, the finest of public servants and a magnificent human being."