National Book Award winner. The long-awaited third volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert A. Caro's award-winning epic biography of Lyndon Johnson. Like the previous two volumes, it has become a national bestseller and garnered unalloyed recognition as the greatest political biography of our time.National Book Award winner. The long-awaited third volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert A. Caro's award-winning epic biography of Lyndon Johnson. Like the previous two volumes, it has become a national bestseller and garnered unalloyed recognition as the greatest political biography of our time.Read Less
Fine in very good dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 1167pgs(Index). Blue spots on inside of DJ along fore-edges (NOT visible from outside), o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0394528360 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good in very good dust jacket. CK3-A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has price clipped, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book Three of Robert A. Carol's monumental work, The Years of Lyndon Johnson-the most admired and riveting political biography of our era-which began with the best-selling and prizewinning The Path to Power and Means of Ascent. 9.5"x6.5", 1167 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-04-01 As a genre, Senate biography tends not to excite. The Senate is a genteel establishment engaged in a legislative process that often appears arcane to outsiders. Nevertheless, there is something uniquely mesmerizing about the wily, combative Lyndon Johnson as portrayed by Caro. In this, the third installment of his projected four-volume life of Johnson (following The Path to Power and Means of Ascent), Caro traces the Texan's career from his days as a newly elected junior senator in 1949 up to his fight for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960. In 1953, Johnson became the youngest minority leader in Senate history, and the following year, when the Democrats won control, the youngest majority leader. Throughout the book, Caro portrays an uncompromisingly ambitious man at the height of his political and rhetorical powers: a furtive, relentless operator who routinely played both sides of the street to his advantage in a range of disputes. "He would tell us [segregationists]," recalled Herman Talmadge, "I'm one of you, but I can help you more if I don't meet with you." At the same time, Johnson worked behind the scenes to cultivate NAACP leaders. Though it emerges here that he was perhaps not instinctively on the side of the angels in this or other controversies, the pragmatic Senator Johnson nevertheless understood the drift of history well, and invariably chose to swim with the tide, rather than against. The same would not be said later of the Johnson who dwelled so glumly in the White House, expanding a war that even he, eventually, came to loathe. But that is another volume: one that we shall await eagerly. Photos. (Apr.) Forecast: Both volumes one and two had long stays on PW's bestseller list, and those readers will flock to volume three, especially with the aid of a first serial in the New Yorker, a feature in the New York Times magazine, a 16-city author tour and undoubtedly ubiquitous review coverage. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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