Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By: Caro, Robert A.

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2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 1167 pp. 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.

Title: Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Author: Caro, Robert A.

Categories: American Presidents, 20th Century, Pulitzer Prize Winners,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0394720954

ISBN Number 13: 9780394720951

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2280180

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