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Master of the Senate : The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Master of the Senate : The Years of Lyndon Johnson - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0394720951

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ISBN13: 978-0394720951
ISBN10: 0394720954
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2002
International: No

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Master of the Senate : The Years of Lyndon Johnson - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0394720951

Robert Caro

ISBN13: 978-0394720951
ISBN10: 0394720954
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history and how he used his incomparable legislative genius--seducing both Northern liberals and Southern conservatives--to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving rich detail into a gripping narrative, Caro gives us both a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings of legislative power.

Author Bio

Caro, Robert :

Robert A. Caro has won numerous major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the Francis Parkman Prize (awarded by the Society of American Historians for the book that "exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist"), and two National Book Critics Circle Awards. His biography of Robert Moses, The Power Broker, was chosen as one of the hundred best nonfiction books of the twentieth century.

Caro was graduated from Princeton University and later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Ina.

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