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by Robert A. Caro

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Robert A. Caro
ISBN: 0712698795
ISBN13: 978-0712698795
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Uk; New Ed edition (November 30, 1992)
Pages: 912
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Caro is a phenomenon. an artful writer, with a remarkable power to evoke and characterize politicians, landscapes, relationships. Means of Ascent is the second book in Robert Caro’s life and times of Lyndon Baines Johnson

Caro is a phenomenon. This massive book is almost continually exciting. Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times. Means of Ascent is the second book in Robert Caro’s life and times of Lyndon Baines Johnson. At the start of the book we see LBJ coming back from his naval service in the Pacific and returning to his Congressional duties in Washington. After his unsuccessful run for a . Senate seat in 1941 we see Johnson returning to his congressional duties where quite frankly he was unhappy as he did not have the seniority to chair any consequential committees.

Robert Caro took seven years to write The Path to Power. His effort must be commended. For example, Robert Caro spends the first 5 or so chapters of the book going through the Johnson family history and the history of the Hill Country, which gives the reader a more complete picture of Johnson growing up. He will stray from the story of Johnson and have chapters devoted to influential people in his like Sam Rayburn or George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root, a major political donor and source of his early power in congress. All of this provides such a deeper understanding of the life of Lyndon Johnson.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a biography of Lyndon B. Johnson by the American writer Robert Caro. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career

The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a biography of Lyndon B. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. A fifth volume will deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency. The series is published by Alfred A. Knopf. In the first volume, The Path to Power, Caro retraced Johnson's early life growing up in the Texas Hill Country and working in Washington, .

Fifty pages before the birth of Lyndon B. Johnson in this first volume of his definitive biography, Robert Caro profiles . Throughout The Path to Power this meticulous detailing is on display. Johnson in this first volume of his definitive biography, Robert Caro profiles the very land on which the future president would be born and raised. Caro describes the verdant grass and gently rolling hills that lured 19th century settlers into the isolated territory only to discover the land’s fertility was a deception, that the soil was rich but shallow, sitting atop a bedrock of limestone. On several occasions the character of Lyndon Johnson will slip away as vivid portraits are painted of historical figures both major and minor.

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Well Caro leaves us no doubt. I think the most dramatic parts of Caro's books are his description of civil rights in the United States. Although I tired of the author's repeated descriptions of how LBF invaded what is called personal space: his ham hands on people shoulders, his iron grip through lapel holes--I probably would have slugged him--,had little use for the detail descriptions of the Senate chamber and would have had liked more on the political context. of the third volume--what was going on after the mid fifties besides civil rights--, Caro's work is indeed monumental. I get it that the Senate stood in the way of reform in the years after reconstruction.

The Path to Power book. The Path to Power, Book One, reveals in extraordinary The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president-no era of American politics-has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak.

Prizes:Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (General Nonfiction) .

Prizes:Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (General Nonfiction) 1982. Book Condition:ACCEPTABLE. Book Binding:N/A by Caro, Robert A Paperback. 05 rub. + 32. 9 rub p&p. The Years of Lyndon Johnson. The Passage of Power by Robert A Caro (author). Return to top. More to explore: Album CDs Robert Johnson, Import CDs Robert Johnson, Music CDs Robert Johnson 2001 Release Year, Music CDs Robert Johnson 2017 Release Year

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".
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Doath
This book about the first years of LBJ's political life is nothing if not thorough. A lot of pages and a lot of interesting information about a man who while certainly flawed in many ways ended up doing a lot of good as President. Caro's research is exhaustive. In fact, maybe too much. I found myself skimming a bit when he repeated several times stories to illustrate a point. I bought the second volume when I bought this first volume, but don't plan to begin the second volume any time soon. A break is needed. That said, I do plan to continue the 4 volume series and certainly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys biographies in general, but political bios in particular.
Bluddefender
Means of Ascent is the second book in Robert Caro’s life and times of Lyndon Baines Johnson. At the start of the book we see LBJ coming back from his naval service in the Pacific and returning to his Congressional duties in Washington. After his unsuccessful run for a U.S. Senate seat in 1941 we see Johnson returning to his congressional duties where quite frankly he was unhappy as he did not have the seniority to chair any consequential committees. His sights were set again on the U.S. Senate with the Senatorial race of 1948.

At this time in the book the concentration will be on the two primary Democratic races in which LBJ was a huge underdog and we will see the makings of the ultimate politician as he will use all his political acumen and political favors to campaign using the Texas tactics of buying votes and in the end using the new flying contraption called a helicopter to cover vast distances on an exhausting daily basis. Never in the history of Senatorial has campaigning taken on 14 to 16 hour days with constantly pushing to cover ground that his main opponent Coke Stevens could not possibly do.

But the fact does remain that even though LBJ had the money, the ambition and the crooked politicians in hand he still remained behind when the votes were counted. Coke Stevens was an institution and it was not until Johnson had to pull out all the stops and had votes counted for LBJ which were not actual votes.

Caro shows a truly fantastic story containing two primaries where LBJ had worked the corrupt Texas political system to save his political life. It did not end until the last primary had gone to court. In this depiction of LBJ we see a highly energetic man that will do anything to win, and in doing so we see a man who in doing so sharpened his back room political skills which would be seen later when he led the Senate to some of the greatest left wing legislation
ever seen.
It should be noted that LBJ used the helicopter to fight for his political life when 20 years later as President it was the helicopter which would become the symbol for the Vietnam War in which quite frankly put an end to his political life. The irony of it all!!
Delari
I have been meaning to make a start on Robert Caro’s massive four volume biography of Lyndon Johnson for some time. Eventually, I had to bite the bullet. I only wish that I had taken that bite earlier!

It is easy to be intimidated by such a work as that undertaken by Robert Caro. Volume One, “The Path to Power” is some 882 pages in length. Yet, it is so well written. It is a pleasure to read. Caro has produced a masterpiece.

More fascinating that the text itself is the character that it reveals of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Here is the ultimate politician. From his time at school, through his college years and then as a junior congressman, Johnson was always playing the numbers. His desire (even greed) for power was staggering. He would simply blow with the wind in order that he could see a benefit for himself. The character that Caro reveals to the reader is quite unattractive. Indeed, at times, repulsive. In my mind, it is a great shame that he ultimately rose to the most powerful office in the land.

Robert Caro took seven years to write “The Path to Power”. His research was precise and his sources numerous. His effort must be commended. I am amazed that he was to subsequently produce three further massive volumes to round out Johnson’s life. Johnson became Caro’s life work.

There are many who will be put off by the sheer scale of this book. My advice is to disregard such fears. Robert Caro has produced a political tour de force. I look forward to completing the journey.
Framokay
I've read several presidential biographies, this one is unlike any I have ever read. Because this book is a multi-volume series, it can take its time to develop and it is filled with so much rich detail that a single biography alone could not even compare. For example, Robert Caro spends the first 5 or so chapters of the book going through the Johnson family history and the history of the Hill Country, which gives the reader a more complete picture of Johnson growing up. He will stray from the story of Johnson and have chapters devoted to influential people in his like Sam Rayburn or George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root, a major political donor and source of his early power in congress. All of this provides such a deeper understanding of the life of Lyndon Johnson. I'm visiting the Johnson Presenditial museum in 2 weeks, I'll be interested to see what I think of it compared to the details of these books.
Winawel
Hard to put down, which given it is a detailed history of LBJ and Texas is amazing. And terrifying of why the little people like me, get smashed by the financially powerful.
Having done time in a 1960s Houston middle and high schools ( in the days when the schools educated), I was given a solid history education. This book has expanded it to understand whence LBJ came, and why populism will rise again.
As I read the chapters on electricity on the farm from my home in the city of Chicago that looks out on Soldier Field, I now understand why the major company that sells our neighborhood Internet service refuses to install fiber optics. Good old copper cable good enough for us they said, with its max 13.6 MBPS.
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