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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 2)

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Monumental...sets a standard by which future political biographies will be judged' Daily TelegraphIn this 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 rumour, 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.

This paperback book is in very good condition, though it is showing light cracking on the spine.

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Author(s):
Robert A Caro
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712698892
ISBN-13:
9780712698894
Number of pages:
544
Publisher:
Pimlico
Title:
Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 2)

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Monumental...sets a standard by which future political biographies will be judged' Daily TelegraphIn this 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 rumour, 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.

This paperback book is in very good condition, though it is showing light cracking on the spine.

Author(s):
Robert A Caro
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712698892
ISBN-13:
9780712698894
Number of pages:
544
Publisher:
Pimlico
Title:
Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 2)

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