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

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The first of Caro's monumental series on the life of Lyndon Johnson. This volume takes us from LBJ's boyhood to the death of FDR, when Johnson was a Congressman. From boyhood, LBJ was arrogant, power ... Read full review

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Biased anti-Johnson to the point of praising others who were clearly evil. Read full review

Contents

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

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