The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 3: Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro

By Robert A. Caro

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The such a lot riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s lifetime of Lyndon B. Johnson, maintains. grasp of the Senate takes Johnson’s tale via one in all its so much awesome classes: his twelve years, from 1949 via 1960, within the usa Senate. as soon as the main august and respected physique in politics, by the point Johnson arrived the Senate had turn into a parody of itself and a disadvantage that for many years had blocked desperately wanted liberal laws. Caro indicates how Johnson’s brilliance, appeal, and ruthlessness enabled him to develop into the youngest and strongest Majority chief in background and the way he used his incomparable legislative genius--seducing either Northern liberals and Southern conservatives--to cross the 1st Civil Rights laws due to the fact Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving wealthy aspect right into a gripping narrative, Caro provides us either a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory examine of the workings of legislative power.

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