The Years of Lyndon Johnson
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    The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson | Robert A. Caro

    The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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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.

    Compelling story of a complex man

    I had resisted reading a biography of Lyndon Johnston partly because I instinctively disliked him, my knowledge of him having come mainly from books a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 October 2015 by PauseToThink ()
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    Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson | Robert A. Caro

    Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election.

    Superb

    Certainly one of the greatest political biographies ever written. A spellbinding story, researched and told with absolute mastery.

    Reviewed on 06 October 2015 by Patrick ()
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    Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording) | Robert A. Caro

    Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    A proper in-depth, detailed book

    Really excellent from start to finish. This is an unbiast, honest review which goes into great detail. I really enjoyed the book and I wish that all..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 May 2010 by Paul (Heckington, United Kingdom)
  • Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 2 of a 3-Part Recording) | Robert A. Caro

    Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 2 of a 3-Part Recording)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

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  • Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 3 of a 3-Part Recording) | Robert A. Caro

    Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 3 of a 3-Part Recording)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

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    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson | Robert A. Caro

    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin's bullet to reach its mark.

    Fascinating insight into a pivotal decade

    This is third part of a monumental series charting the life of Lyndon Johnson. LBJ's early impoverished life, that coloured his political beliefs, is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 March 2014 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)