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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His prose works like a crucible. - Goodreads
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Review: The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1)

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One of my top nonfiction books of all time. Not just a biography, but a vivid picture of time and place and the people who walked around in that time and place. The description of the Texas farm wife ... Read full review

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

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This was a troubling read for me, as I cannot remember despising the subject of a biography with as much hatred as I felt for Lyndon Johnson's path to power. From this account, Johnson as a boy was a ... Read full review

Contents

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

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