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The Years Of Lyndon Johnson Vol 3 by Robert A. Caro

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson Vol 3

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The Years Of Lyndon Johnson Vol 3 by Robert A. Caro

This is the third part of Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, which began with The Path to Power and Means of Ascent . At the heart of Master of the Senate is its 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 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 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; and how Johnson changed the course of Civil Rights in America.


Book Three in Caro's monumental life of Lyndon Johnson - the most admired and riveting political biography of our era - which began with the bestselling and prize-winning The Path to Power and Means of Ascent.

About the Author

Robert A. Caro graduated from Princeton University, later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and was for six years an investigative reporter for Newsday. His first book, The Power Broker, won the Pulitzer Prize in biography and the Frances Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. Both The Path to Power and Means of Ascent won the National Book Critics Circle Award as the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. Caro has also won the H. L. Mencken Award, the Carr P. Collins Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Caro, who lives in New York City with his wife, has served as President of the Author' Guild of American and as Vice President of PEN.

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Publication date

15th August 2002


Robert A. Caro

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Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing


1280 pages


Political leaders & leadership
Biography: historical, political & military



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