"The "political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro s life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, ...
"The "political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro s life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in "The Power Broker," whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives. Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro s monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping. --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times " By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It s his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America s most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It s true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either. NPR One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece --"The Times "(London) "The Path to Power "reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson s political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered. "National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction " "Means of Ascent "follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro s revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by 87 votes that changed history. Caro makes us witness to 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. "National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography " "Master of the Senate "carries Johnson s story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson s amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875. "Pulitzer Prize in Biography " "Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography " "National Book Award in Nonfiction " "The Passage of Power "is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson s powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro s description of the Kennedy assassination, which "The New York Times "called the most riveting ever, we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson s eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total comm
Very Good. 038535147X Knopf hard cover 4 volume set-vol 1 BCE-all other 3 volumes are 1st edition 1st printings-vol 1 has slight wear to edge of dust jacket otherwise a fine clean like new copy-vol 2 has minor wear to dust jacket minor stain and mark on page edge and minor sun fade to edge of cove-vol 3 & 4 have slight wear to dust jacket and minor stain to cover and page edge-all now have mylar cover-all bindings strong contents clean-enjoy.
Fine. 038535147X 4 volume hard cover set-Knopf-volume 2 and 4 are 1st printings-volume 1 and 3 are 2nd printings-volumes 1-3 have very minor stain to page edge-otherwise all four in excellent clean fine unread conditions-all 4 now in mylar covers-a terrific collection of an important biography-enjoy.
New. 038535147X Brand New US Editions! Not Restocks, Remainders, or Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! This collection does not include a slipcase. 4HC208 We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Very Good. 038535147X all 4 volumes of the set-all 4 are first edition 1st printings-vol 1 price clipped and minor staining to cover and page edge-vol 2 has owner's name inside cover-vol 3 has minor stain to cover and page edge-vol 4 like new-otherwise all 4 have fine dust jackets (now in mylar cover) bindings strong contents clean-enjoy.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.