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Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 1

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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered. In this book, we are brought as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, was a number one national best seller and, like The Path to Power

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"Powerful and stirring. A monumental political saga...It's an overwhelming experience to read The Path to Power." New York Times

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"Stands at the pinnacle of the biographical art." Houston Post

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"By every measure — depth of research, brilliance of conception, the seamless flow of the prose — The Path to Power is a masterpiece of biography." Newsday

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"A superb and unique biography....Meticulous in research, grand in scale, this is a major work that will remain a tower of its kind." Barbara Tuchman

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"An awesome achievement! Not only a historical but a literary event....An epic biography....What brings Caro's story...to life is his astonishing concern for the humanity of his characters: the plight of a Hill Country family; the reserve of Lady Bird Johnson; the lonely integrity of Sam Rayburn." Newsweek

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Robert Allan Caro is a biographer most noted for his studies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Marjorie Madonne, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Marjorie Madonne)
Caro is amazing -- the very best of historical research, and as fascinating to read as any novel. The early passages (he picks up the story at the point of JFK's assassination) are particularly striking. Not just a portrait pf LBJ but of an entire era.
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James Deach, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by James Deach)
Normally a fiction reader, I like to read an occasional biography. Robert Caro has set the bar very high in his overly exhaustive biographies of Lyndon Johnson. To me the amazing thing is how he keeps me reading about events I have some knowledge of while making it as exciting as a Michael Connelly thriller. I fear future biographers will hesitate before taking on a subject knowing they have to live up to Caro's standards.
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Kathryn Rohde, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Kathryn Rohde)
This series is the best and most readable story of a puzzling figure and American Government and history. What I particularly enjoyed, is the wide view this and the subsequent books offer. In this book, we get a political and environmental view of the area in which the story is set. We get a view of how LBJ's character was formed and the paradox of the man who was among the most influential American's of the 20th century. The leader who brought a new era in Civil Rights, Medicare, and anti-poverty programs also initiated the most divisive war in history. He passed the most liberal legislation of the century while ending up reviled and forced from office for his illiberal foreign policy. Caron's writing is fine and his research is amazing. I have never read a biography of this depth.
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ISBN:
9780679729457
Author:
Caro, Robert A
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Caro, Robert A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Conservative party (great britain)
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Johnson, Lyndon B
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
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Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 51
Publication Date:
February 1990
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.47 in 2.55 lb

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"Review" by , "Powerful and stirring. A monumental political saga...It's an overwhelming experience to read The Path to Power."
"Review" by , "Stands at the pinnacle of the biographical art."
"Review" by , "By every measure — depth of research, brilliance of conception, the seamless flow of the prose — The Path to Power is a masterpiece of biography."
"Review" by , "A superb and unique biography....Meticulous in research, grand in scale, this is a major work that will remain a tower of its kind."
"Review" by , "An awesome achievement! Not only a historical but a literary event....An epic biography....What brings Caro's story...to life is his astonishing concern for the humanity of his characters: the plight of a Hill Country family; the reserve of Lady Bird Johnson; the lonely integrity of Sam Rayburn."
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