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
Robert Caro is a great writer. - Goodreads
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As a standaolne, Path to Power is a powerful read. It is the biography of Lyndon Johnson up to his winning his first Congressional election. It is deeply revealing of the man - his strengths ... Read full review

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Absolutely amazing biography. The real secret to Caro's approach is the great context he provides throughout. This is , in my mind, a history of the 20th century in America channelled through LBJ. I ... Read full review

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