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The Path To Power : The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 1) - Robert A. Caro

The Path To Power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 1)

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Published: 12th November 1992
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This biography tells the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The book is part of a four-volume biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson - the successor to President John F. Kennedy. This book charts the boyhood of Lyndon Johnson through the depression years to his debut as congressman and his defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, of the power for which he hungered. By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Parkman Prize. Robert Caro also wrote "The Power Broker", "Robert Moses and the Fall of New York" and "The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol 2: The Means of Ascent".

"A superb and unique biography...Meticulous in research, grand in scale, this is a major work that will remain a tower of its kind." -- Barbara Tuchman "Truly sensational and enthralling...totally original." * Financial Times * "Powerful and stirring. A monumental political saga...It is an overwhelming experience to read The Path to Power." * New York Times * "Not only a historical but a literary event. An epic biography...a sweeping, richly detailed portrait...an awesome achievement." * Newsweek * "Wholly fascinating...splendidly enjoyable." * The Times *

ISBN: 9780712698795
ISBN-10: 0712698795
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 12th November 1992
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 4.9
Weight (kg): 1.42
Edition Number: 1