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The Years Of Lyndon Johnson Master Of The Senate

Author : Robert A. Caro
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The third volume in the author's monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson, following The Path to Power and Means of Ascent, describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. 200,000 first printing. First serial, The New Yorker.

Master Of The Senate

Author : Robert A. Caro
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The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 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 and how he used his incomparable legislative genius--seducing both Northern liberals and Southern conservatives--to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving rich detail into a gripping narrative, Caro gives us both a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings of legislative power.

Means Of Ascent

Author : Robert A. Caro
ISBN : 0307422097
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Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, 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, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new -- the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

Author : Robert A. Caro
ISBN : 0224062875
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At the heart of Master of the Senate is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works, how the US Senate works, how Lyndon Johnson on his way to the presidency, mastered both, and how he used his power to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since 1868. Interweaving his narrative of Johnson's political career during the 1950s with brilliantly concise and acute history of the Senate, Caro shows us: How Johnson, employing his guile, his unerring instinct about his colleagues, and his strategic brilliance, became Majority Leader after only one term, and soon the most powerful man in the Senate. How the youngest and greatest Senate leader America has had changed the 'unchangeable' Senate from a loose confederation of sovereign senators to a tightly run legislative machine. How he destroyed the one man who threatened the monetary invincibility of the Texas oil barons who had financed Johnson's rise to power. How Johnson changed the course of Civil Rights in America. This is how political initiatives triumph or fail, how political genius functions. A magnificent work rich in the authority, insight and narrative power that made the Washington Post say of Caro on Johnson: 'At the summit of American historical writing-Proof that we live in the great age of biography.'

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

Author : Robert A. Caro
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In the second volume, the author reveals some of the more extreme grotesqueries of American politics. For this is the time when Johnson created for himself a much exaggerated record as a war hero, when he and his wife Lady Bird made themselves rich by juggling radio station licences. And it is the time when Johnson fought for - and won, by 87 dubious votes - his first seat in the US Senate, in an election whose c orruption was legendary even by Texas standards.

The Path To Power

Author : Robert A. Caro
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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, received the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Master Of The Senate

Author : Robert A. Caro
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Describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

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