Petraeus Biography Underscores Ethics Questions for Authors - NYTimes.com:
"When Doris Kearns Goodwin was still young and unknown and writing her biography of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, she stayed at his Texas ranch. Sometimes, she said in the book’s prologue, when he could not sleep, he would settle into her bed and confess his troubles while she sat nearby."
"Even in the wake of revelations that Ms. Broadwell was having an affair with Mr. Petraeus, then the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the subject of her biography, “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” editors and biographers alike were loath to condemn the book outright because the rules in this area are so hazy."
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