The Path to Power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307422576
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 960
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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered. In this book, we are brought as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process. Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, was a number one national best seller and, like The Path to Power, received the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The years of Lyndon Johnson. 1. The path to power


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780394499734
Category: Presidents
Page: 506
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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered. In this book, we are brought as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394499734
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 882
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Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

the path of power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679729453
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 960
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Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394499734
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 882
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0394499735, Vol. 1, The path to power.

The Passage of Power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960463
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 736
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor * Newsday The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. 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, and of Johnson’s powerlessness and humiliation in that role. With the superlative skills of a master storyteller, Caro exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. 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 command, and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. It is an epic story, displaying all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim The Years of Lyndon Johnson as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.”

Means of Ascent

The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307422095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
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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.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The path to power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780394499734
Category: Presidents
Page: 882
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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 his congressional debut.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of ascent


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Robert A. Caro's the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set

The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; the Passage of Power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385351478
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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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 command and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography "Brilliant . . . Important . . . Remarkable ... In sparkling detail, Caro shows Johnson's genius for getting to people--friends, foes, and everyone in between--and how he used it to achieve his goals...With this fascinating and meticulous account, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service."-- President Bill Clinton, The New York Times Book Review (front cover) "The politicians' political book of choice...An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve." London Literary Review "Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. Combined with his penetrating insight and fanatical research, Caro's Churchill-like prose elevates the life of a fairly influential president to stuff worthy of Shakespeare. . .Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography." The Boston Globe

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1167
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The third volume in the author's monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson, following The Path to Power and Means of Ascent, describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. 200,000 first printing. First serial, The New Yorker.

Dallas, November 22, 1963


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804171343
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 32
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This account of the Kennedy assassination ("the most riveting ever," says The New York Times) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and bestselling The Passage of Power. Here is that tragic day in Dallas alive with startling details reported for the first time by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Just as scandals that might end his career are about to break over Lyndon Johnson's head, the motorcade containing the presidential party is making its slow and triumphant way along the streets of Dallas. In Caro's breathtakingly vivid narrative, we witness the shots, the procession speeding to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the moment when Kennedy aide Lawrence O'Donnell tells Johnson "He's gone," and Johnson's iconic swearing in on Air Force One. Compelling. An eBook short.

Lone Star Rising

Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960
Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195054354
Category: Medical
Page: 721
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Discusses the contradictions of Johnson's early life and career, including his years as congressman, senator, and majority leader

Buffett

Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Kapitalisten
Author: Roger Lowenstein
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 3941493515
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 738
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Warren Buffett hat es geschafft: An der Börse wurde er zu einem der reichsten Männer der Welt. Sein unglaublicher Investmenterfolg machte Buffett zur Ikone vieler Anleger. Buffett fasziniert: Er ist ein Milliardär, der einen unglaublich bescheidenen Lebensstil pflegt. Er ist ein sagenhaft erfolgreicher Anleger, der die Trading-Methoden der modernen Börsen verabscheut. Er ist ein brillanter Verhandler mit einer beinahe hausbackenen Ausstrahlung.

The Power Broker

Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394720241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1246
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Moses is pictured as idealist reformer and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

Kissinger

Der Idealist, 1923-1968
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783549074749
Category: Political Science
Page: 1200
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Robert Moses

Der Mann, der New York erfand
Author: Pierre Christin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783551764997
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
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From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan's financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man's mind: Robert Moses, the architect who designed it all. Now, in Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez's new graphic biography, the rest of Robert's story will be told.

Wir erzählen uns Geschichten, um zu leben

Mit einem Nachwort von Antje Ravic Strubel
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843711305
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 304
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Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte. Dabei gelingt es ihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.