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Means of Ascent

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With this, the second volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro enters into the central narrative of his magisterial biography - one of the richest, most intensive and revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. Here we have Johnson's service in the Second World War and the foundation of his long-concealed fortunes- as well as the facts behind the myths he created about them. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for 40 years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had either to win or face certain political death, and which he did win - by 'the 87 votes that changed history'. Caro allows us to witness a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new - the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle. Hide synopsis

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facinating thoroughly researched account

by ratdog on Aug 30, 2007

This book, the first of three written by Rbt. Caro about Lyndon Johnson, is a snapshot of American politics at a transformational juncture. It chronicles the rise of Johnson from humble east Texas beginnings to his first national office. At the center of the story is the first high intensity campaign in which electronic media played a major role. It pitted a tireless Johnson backed by limitless funding against a genuine Texas statesman. The process as well as the outcome produce a commentary on American politics which proves timely even today.

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