The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power
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)User Review - Rob - Goodreads
I love presidential histories, and Caro sets the standard by which all such histories must be judged. His prose is concise yet elegant at times, and his the breadth and depth of his research is awe inspiring. I cannot wait to read further volumes in this series. Read full review
Review: The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1)User Review - Rosemary Ellis - Goodreads
I almost didn't read this book because it's so long and it is just the first in a series of books about Lyndon Johnson. This covers his early life up through the very beginning of WWII. Fortunately, I ... Read full review
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