The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Vol. 4, The Passage of Power

eBook - 2012
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor * Newsday


The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. An unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, and of Johnson’s powerlessness and humiliation in that role. With the superlative skills of a master storyteller, Caro exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy, portraying one of America’s great political feuds.
     In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command, and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. It is an epic story, displaying all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim The Years of Lyndon Johnson as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.”



Baker & Taylor
A latest entry in the award-winning series that includes The Path to Power profiles the 36th President's volatile relationships with John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint and recounts his accomplishments as president before the Vietnam War. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
ISBN: 9780307960467
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Passage of power

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alpert99
Mar 27, 2013

Fascinating insights into the personalities of LBJ and RFK and their mutual loathing.

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