the years of lyndon johnson

No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak. Lyndon B. Johnson counted on history to make the final assessment. 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For understanding our recent past and the men and policies that brought the country to its present condition and aimed us toward whatever our future is to be, it's an immensely important work." The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert A Caro 1,167pp, Cape, £30 Two parts power, one part ambition, and a large measure of compassion. {"deviceType":"mobile"} background: url("https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/amazonui/loading/loading-4x._V1_.gif") 50% 50% no-repeat; }); The Years of Lyndon Johnson is This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. At the start of the book we see LBJ coming back from his naval service in the Pacific and returning to his Congressional duties in Washington. .discountPillWrapper{margin:0;font-size:13px;line-height:19px;display:inline-block;font-weight:400;cursor:pointer}.discountPillWrapper .pill{display:inline-block;position:relative;background:#ddd;color:#555;min-width:38px;z-index:0;text-align:center}.discountPillWrapper .pill.discountPillLeft{border-radius:10px 0 0 10px;margin-right:8px;padding:1px 2px 0 8px}.discountPillWrapper .pill.discountPillLeft.pillLightUp{background-color:#ffa723;color:#111}.discountPillWrapper .pill.discountPillRight{border-radius:0 10px 10px 0;padding:1px 8px 0 2px}.discountPillWrapper .pill.discountPillRight.pillLightUp{background-color:#ffa723;color:#111}.discountPillWrapper .pill.discountPill{border-radius:10px;padding:1px 8px 0 8px;min-width:42px;background:#ffa723}.discountPillWrapper .discountText{background-color:inherit;color:#111}.discountPillWrapper .discountTextLeft,.discountPillWrapper .discountTextRight{background-color:inherit}.discountPillWrapper .discountTextLeft:after,.discountPillWrapper .discountTextRight:after{position:absolute;top:0;width:10px;height:100%;transform:skew(-20deg);background-color:inherit;content:'';z-index:-1}.discountPillWrapper .discountTextLeft:after{right:-4px}.discountPillWrapper .discountTextRight:after{left:-4px}#onml-new-or-unrecognized-sns-customer-learn-more,#onml-non-tiered-learn-more,#onml-tiered-learn-more,#sns-non-tiered-learn-more,#sns-tiered-learn-more{display:inline-block}#onmlv2FormFields{border:0;padding:0;margin:0;border-collapse:collapse}#pe-fallback-msgbox .a-popover-trigger .a-icon-popover{display:none}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button{border-color:#30718b #2b657c #26586c}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button{background:#49ADD3}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button .a-button-inner{background:#367e9b;background:-moz-linear-gradient(top,#4A8BA5 0,#367E9B 50%,#30718B 100%);background:-webkit-gradient(linear,left top,left bottom,color-stop(0,#4A8BA5),color-stop(.5,#367E9B),color-stop(1,#30718B));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top,#4A8BA5 0,#367E9B 50%,#30718B 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top,#4A8BA5 0,#367E9B 50%,#30718B 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top,#4A8BA5 0,#367E9B 50%,#30718B 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom,#4A8BA5 0,#367E9B 50%,#30718B 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#4A8BA5', endColorstr='#30718B', GradientType=0)}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button .a-button-inner{-webkit-box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255,.15) inset;-moz-box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255,.15) inset;box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255,.15) inset}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button .a-button-text{color:#fff}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button:hover{border-color:#2b657c #26586c #204c5d}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button:hover .a-button-inner{background:#30718b;background:-moz-linear-gradient(top,#367E9B 0,#30718B 50%,#2B657C 100%);background:-webkit-gradient(linear,left top,left bottom,color-stop(0,#367E9B),color-stop(.5,#30718B),color-stop(1,#2B657C));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top,#367E9B 0,#30718B 50%,#2B657C 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top,#367E9B 0,#30718B 50%,#2B657C 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top,#367E9B 0,#30718B 50%,#2B657C 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom,#367E9B 0,#30718B 50%,#2B657C 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#367E9B', endColorstr='#2B657C', GradientType=0)}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button:active{border-color:#26586c #204c5d #204c5d}.exclusively-prime-signup-button.a-button:active .a-button-inner{background:#30718b;background-image:none;filter:none;-webkit-box-shadow:0 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,.2) inset;-moz-box-shadow:0 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,.2) inset;box-shadow:0 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,.2) inset}.a-mom-link-row{padding-left:45px}#snsPitchPrice_feature_div{display:none;visibility:hidden}#priceblock_snsprice_row{display:none;visibility:hidden}#onmlPriceBlockUpsellText{display:none;visibility:hidden}.snsCompactDropdowns{white-space:nowrap}.snsCompactDropdowns .a-dropdown-label{font-weight:700}.momPopoverFooter{border-top:1px solid #CCC;padding-top:10px;margin-top:10px}#sns-discount{display:inline-block} The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. The dirty details begin with college elections that earn young Lyndon a reputation as a crook and a liar; Caro goes on to unravel financial shenanigans of impressive ingenuity. "A landmark in American political biography. If an earlier famous Johnson had his Boswell, and Abraham Lincoln his Sandburg, LBJ has found a portraitist who similarly will owe his fame to his great subject and his certitude in taking control of it." Hardback copes can be picked up second hand and will make for a less troublesome reading experience. 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. The Years of Lyndon Johnson The Passage of Power, by Robert A. Caro (read 10 Jul 2012) (National Book Critics Circle biography award for 2012) This is the fourth volume of Caro's monumentilly thorough biography of LBJ. The Years of Lyndon Johnson The Passage of Power, by Robert A. Caro (read 10 Jul 2012) (National Book Critics Circle biography award for 2012) This is the fourth volume of Caro's monumentilly thorough biography of LBJ. It's impossible really to question Caro's narrative or most of his judgements (he seems harsher on Johnson here than in Volume 4 - by which time he seems to have decided that Johnson did have some political beliefs - they were just extremely well hidden until he became President, for the most part). "Engrossing and revealing. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: | ||The Years of Lyndon Johnson|| is a |biography| of |Lyndon B. Johnson| by American write... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. during a re-election campaign stop in detroit, crowds shouted at the president, ‘Hang Hoover, Hang Hoover’. 4941. Caro shows us the big, gangling, awkward young Lyndon—raised in one of the country’s most desperately poor and isolated areas, his education mediocre at best, his pride stung by his father’s slide into failure and financial ruin—lunging for success, moving inexorably toward that ultimate “impossible” goal that he sets for himself years before any friend or enemy suspects what it may be. 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