The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

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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

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The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Caro writes with pace and style, drafting and redrafting in longhand before getting to work on his old-fashioned typewriter. He has read every memo, listened to every tape, interviewed every available witness. He has the eye for detail of the investigative reporter that he once was. As someone once said of LBJ, “I never thought it was possible for anyone to work that hard.”

Caro paints a vivid picture of L.B.J.’s misery. We can feel Johnson’s ambition ebb, and believe with him that his political life was over, as he was shut out of meetings, unwelcome on Air Force One, mistrusted and despised by Robert Kennedy.

Sure enough, Caro’s fourth volume, “The Passage of Power,” doesn’t complete the tale of Johnson’s presidency. On the contrary, it barely begins it. The book opens in the rump years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, with our hero — or should that be antihero?

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (May 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 704 pages

File size: 10.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle for Biography 2012 winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2012 winner


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