Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, gilt, xxxiv, 506 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 2. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues--one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "the 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."-Publisher.
Fine in fine dust jacket. xxxiv, 506 p.,  p. : ill, map; 1990. Includes Illustrations. In "Means of Ascent", Caro covers the years 1941-48, years in the wilderness for Johnson, who had been devastatingly defeated for the Senate in 1941, but years of fascination for the biographer and for anyone interested in the more extreme grotesqueries of American politics. For this is the period when Lyndon Johnson and his wife Ladybird made themselves rich, Texas-style rich. And it is the period when Johnson won his first seat in the US Senate, in an election whose corruption was legendary even by Texas standards. Caro has tried to expose the details of Johnson's financial dealings, so long shrouded in secrecy, and the almost incredible true story of the 1948 Senate contest, a tale of local bosses, controlled votes, and stuffed and stolen ballot boxes. What he shows us is at once funny, horrifying and inevitable. Fine well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. FROM THE PERSONAL LIBRARY OF JDH SEAL INSIDE FRONT PAGE. 8vo-over 6½"-9½" tall. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, HB/DJ, F/F, 506 pp
Near fine in very good jacket. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 506 pages, thick 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (slightly edge-worn with two small closed tears). London: The Bodley Head, (1990). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal on the front free endpaper: "For Martin and Edith from Robert A. Caro."
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