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

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The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1) Author Robert A. Caro
ISBN-10 0679729453
ISBN-13 9780679729457
Year 1990-02-17
Pages 960
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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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