The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power

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Knopf, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 882 pages
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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.


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Incredible research, great storytelling. - Goodreads
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Review: The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1)

User Review  - Thomas Mccutcheon - Goodreads

Impressively researched. How he managed to get the level of detail that he did out of the interviews he had with these people is crazy. This is an amazing book about the early years of LBJ. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in politics, power, or history. Read full review

Review: The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1)

User Review  - Andrea Wilkes - Goodreads

A thriller to read for a non-fiction reader like me. So insightful on his character that I must read the next volumes. I know I will incur the wrath of other readers but I must say that he reminds me ... Read full review

Contents

The Bunton Strain
3
The Peoples Party
33
The Johnson Strut
40
Copyright

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