Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

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Knopf #ad - And we watch him achieve the impossible: convincing southerners that although he was firmly in their camp as the anointed successor to their leader, Richard Russell, it was essential that they allow him to make some progress toward civil rights. Calhoun had made it the center of governmental energy, the forum in which the great issues of the country were thrashed out.

Master of the senate, carries johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, Book Three of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. It was during these years that all johnson’s experience—from his Texas Hill Country boyhood to his passionate representation in Congress of his hardscrabble constituents to his tireless construction of a political machine—came to fruition.

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III #ad - He shows the dark side of johnson’s ambition: how he proved his loyalty to the great oil barons who had financed his rise to power by ruthlessly destroying the career of the New Dealer who was in charge of regulating them, Federal Power Commission Chairman Leland Olds. Caro demonstrates how johnson’s political genius enabled him to reconcile the unreconcilable: to retain the support of the southerners who controlled the Senate while earning the trust—or at least the cooperation—of the liberals, led by Paul Douglas and Hubert Humphrey, without whom he could not achieve his goal of winning the presidency.

Master of the senate, is both a galvanizing portrait of the man himself—the titan of Capital Hill, volcanic, told with an abundance of rich detail that could only have come from Caro’s peerless research, mesmerizing—and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings and personal and legislative power.

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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson II

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Knopf #ad - Having immersed himself in johnson’s life and world, which he “had to” win or face certain political death, for years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson was not believed capable of winning, and which he did win-by 87 votes, Caro is able to reveal the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, the “87 votes that changed history.

Telling that epic story “in riveting and eye-opening detail, ” Caro returns to the American consciousness a magnificent lost hero. The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century.

This multifaceted book carries the president-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II and his artful embellishment of his record to the foundation of his fortune and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it.

. He focuses closely not only on johnson, but on johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity.

Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson II #ad - And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new—the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Here, johnson’s almost mythic personality—part genius, part behemoth, at once hotly emotional and icily calculating—is seen at its most nakedly ambitious.

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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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Knopf #ad - Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. Winner of the national book critics circle award, the los angeles times book prize, the mark lynton history prize, the american history book prizebook four of Robert A.

With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Caro’s monumental the years of lyndon johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson #ad - With a singular understanding of johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. For the first time, in caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes.

We watch johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. This was without doubt johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam.

In its exploration of this pivotal period in johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—the Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation.

Yet it was, the goal he had always pursued, the time in which the presidency, as well, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

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Knopf #ad - Knopf Publishing Group. And always, on the move, in the foreground, LBJ. Johnson hugging. Johnson maneuvering to dethrone the unassailable old Jack Garner then Vice President of the United States as the New Deal’s “connection” in Texas, and seize the power himself. The years of lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time.

. Alfred A Knopf. We see him employing his extraordinary ability to mesmerize and manipulate powerful older men, to mesmerize and sometimes almost enslave useful subordinates. And we follow the dramas of his emotional life-the intensities and complications of his relationships with his family, over many years, his contemporaries, his girls; his wooing and winning of the shy Lady Bird; his secret love affair, with the mistress of one of his most ardent and generous supporters .

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power #ad - The path to power, energy, book one, reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Johnson bringing light and, indeed, life to the worn Hill Country farmers and their old-at-thirty wives via the district’s first electric lines. We watch him, while still at college, instinctively and ruthlessly creating the beginnings of the political machine that was to serve him for three decades.

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

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Knopf #ad - Smith and Franklin D. We see how moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But the power broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man—an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives.

He was, in essence, above our democratic system. Everywhere acknowledged as a modern american classic, the power broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, but the story of the shaping and mis-shaping of New York in the twentieth century.

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York #ad - He was held in fear—his dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him. Alfred A Knopf. Roosevelt and the genesis of their blood feud, about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. But his work, and his will, had been done. Knopf Publishing Group. Robert moses held power in the state for 44 years, roosevelt, impellitteri, through the mayoralties of La Guardia, Lehman, Harriman and Rockefeller, O'Dwyer, Wagner and Lindsay, through the governorships of Smith, Dewey, and in the city for 34 years, He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollars—he was undoubtedly America's greatest builder.

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Working

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Knopf #ad - Alfred A Knopf. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. From the two-time pulitzer prize-winning author of the power broker and the years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed booksFor the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces.

And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B.

Working #ad - . Knopf Publishing Group. He gratefully remembers how, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, after years of working in solitude, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, the wry self-deprecation, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

Johnson library in austin, texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses.

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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV

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Vintage #ad - We watch johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. This was without doubt johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam.

In its exploration of this pivotal period in johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—the Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation.

Caro’s monumental the years of lyndon johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. Kennedy. Winner of the national book critics circle award, the los angeles times book prize, the mark lynton history prize, the american history book prizebook four of Robert A.

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV #ad - We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.

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The Path to Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1

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Vintage #ad - Johnson maneuvering to dethrone the unassailable old Jack Garner then Vice President of the United States as the New Deal’s “connection” in Texas, and seize the power himself. Sam” raybum who loved him like a son and whom he betrayed and with FDR himself. And we see the country that bred him: the harshness and “nauseating loneliness” of the rural life; the tragic panorama of the Depression; the sudden glow of hope at the dawn of the Age of Roosevelt.

Knopf Publishing Group. The path to power, book one, reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. And always, on the move, in the foreground, LBJ. Here is lyndon johnson—his texas, his washington, his America—in a book that brings us as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

. We see him employing his extraordinary ability to mesmerize and manipulate powerful older men, to mesmerize and sometimes almost enslave useful subordinates. And we follow the dramas of his emotional life-the intensities and complications of his relationships with his family, his contemporaries, over many years, his girls; his wooing and winning of the shy Lady Bird; his secret love affair, with the mistress of one of his most ardent and generous supporters .

The Path to Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1 #ad - Caro shows us the big, awkward young lyndon—raised in one of the country’s most desperately poor and isolated areas, his pride stung by his father’s slide into failure and financial ruin—lunging for success, gangling, his education mediocre at best, moving inexorably toward that ultimate “impossible” goal that he sets for himself years before any friend or enemy suspects what it may be.

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Means of Ascent The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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Vintage #ad - He focuses closely not only on johnson, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, but on Johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity.

This multifaceted book carries the president-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II and his artful embellishment of his record to the foundation of his fortune and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it.

Means of Ascent The Years of Lyndon Johnson #ad - The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century. Vintage. And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new—the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

Vintage Books. Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Vintage. Alfred A Knopf.

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

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Vintage #ad - Roosevelt and the genesis of their blood feud, about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Vintage. Knopf Publishing Group. Vintage. Vintage. Alfred A Knopf. He dominated the politics and politicians of his time—without ever having been elected to any office. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals.

He was, he claimed, above politics, above deals; and through decade after decade, the newspapers and the public believed. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches—and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the massive failures of public housing, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the endless miles of never sufficient highway, and countless other barriers to humane living.

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York #ad - He was, in essence, above our democratic system. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. Smith and Franklin D. Robert caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. He doled out millions of dollars' worth of legal fees, insurance commissions, lucrative contracts on the basis of who could best pay him back in the only coin he coveted: power.

But his work, and his will, had been done. This is how he built and dominated New York—before, finally, he was stripped of his reputation by the press and his power by Nelson Rockefeller.

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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Vintage Books. Knopf Publishing Group. Alfred A Knopf. Vintage. Vintage. An unfinished life is the first major, single-volume life of John F. Vintage. Biography. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades.

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