. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. . Do join us, 800-433-8850. . . A great biography . The result is irresistible . Robert A. Caro. Incredibly well-written, with the tension and drama of a compulsive thriller, and the style of an elegant novel. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. . Caro’s use of strong image and repetition, almost hypnotic in combination, is breathtakingly effective. When Caro’s fifth volume arrives, readers’ gratitude will be exceeded only by their regret that there will not be a sixth.” —George F. Will, “This book shows the mastery of Johnson in politics, and also the mastery of Caro in biography.” —David M. Shribman, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Epic . Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. A masterpiece.” 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), “By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . Most impressively, Caro comes closer than any other historian could to explaining the famously complex LBJ . . . For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. . 3 : The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (2002, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Caro’s [books] transform biography into something new, a tour de force of structured political opinion writing . His battle with the Kennedy brothers over the 1960 Democratic nomination for president was a bitter one, and the …       . Robert A Caro, The Passage Of Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 4) (Paperback), Robert A Caro. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. The adjective ‘Shakespearean’ is overused and mostly undeserved but not in this case. . We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. . . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. a work of real literature, among the best nonfiction works ever . It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Free shipping for many products! . His books . But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. . . He is currently working on the fifth – and presumably final – volume in his LBJ series. Passage is an essential document of a turning point in American history. .   . . . Nobody goes deeper, works harder or produces more penetrating insights than [Caro].” —Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman, “The politicians’ political book of choice . It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. It’s also a great read . 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. Yet it was, … . . Yet it was, …   . The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume Four by Robert Caro 736PP, Bodley Head t £31.50 (PLUS £1.35 p&p) Buy now from Telegraph Books (RRP £35) . THE PASSAGE OF POWER is the fourth installment of what will be a five-volume series. . . . : The Passage of Power : The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (2012, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. LBJ emerges from this biography as a fully rounded tragic hero: cowardly and brave, petty and magnificent, vindictive and noble, a man of vaunting ambition and profound insecurities. . It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. . . Caro’s books aren’t just about politics, or just about Lyndon Johnson. We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty.   Free shipping for many products! Named by The New York Times One of the Ten Best Books of 2012"The fourth volume of Caro's prodigious masterwork . a triumphant drama of ‘political genius in action’ . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. Why did Jack Kennedy invite Johnson to be on … . “Majestic . The next book will crown an achievement in presidential biography unmatched among presidential histories.” —David Hendricks, Houston Chronicle Caro’s judgment is solid, his prose inspiring, and his research breathtaking . . . It showcases Mr. Caro’s masterly gifts as a writer: his propulsive sense of narrative, his talent for enabling readers to see and feel history in the making and his ability to situate his subjects’ actions within the context of their times . More than operatic, Caro’s Johnson books deserve another adjective, one that matches his genius, his sensitivity and his ambition: Shakespearean.” —Patrick T. Reardon, “The best biography I’ve ever read . “Caro’s masterpiece of biography . News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Truly epic political history and character study . . This extraordinary work will remain essential reading for decades to come.” —Richard Lambert, Financial Times, “Unrivaled .   . Although the amount of research Caro has done for these books is staggering, it’s his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America’s most amazing literary achievements . . . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. . Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. . . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume Four For proof that the greatest stories come from history rather than imagination — that we can best discover the outer limits of the human experience by measuring what those before us have done — we have the lifework of Robert Caro. Caro marries profound psychological insight with a brilliant eye for the drama of the times.” —Robert Harris, The Guardian (London), “Caro is a genius at delineating character, and not just that of the deliciously complicated LBJ. . . The reporting is copious, the writing elegant and energetic, the sentences frequently rushing forward themselves like mighty rivers. An insightful account of what it means and what it takes to occupy the Oval Office.” —Steve Paul, The Kansas City Star Yet it was, … The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro. You can write a book review and share your experiences.   Caro does not merely recount. . Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. . Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography.” —Jordan Michael Smith, The Boston Globe . . From the 12th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, Robert Caro presents the fourth volume of his biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power: The Years … "Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. . More By and About This Author. ‘The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson’ by Robert A. Caro. His work is now the benchmark of political biography.” —Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald The fourth volume in Caro's monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson follows Johnson through his volatile relationship with John and Robert Kennedy in the fight for the 1960 Democratic … He investigates, among other larger-than-life figures, the Kennedy brothers, the powerful and unbending Harry Byrd of Virginia, and the clownlike but devoted Bobby Baker . It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Johnson emerges as both a larger-than-life, Shakespearean personage—with epic ambition and epic flaws—and a more human-scale puzzle . The series is a masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. Send us your email to drshow@wamu.org. . It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. A single theme emerges: the insidious ways that clever politicians can gather and abuse power—sometimes for good, sometimes for evil—in a modern democratic society.” —Levi Asher, Literary Kicks, “One of the greatest biographies in the history of American letters.” —Bob Hoover, Cleveland Plain Dealer, “As riveting as a thriller . Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. Robert Caro is the author of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and The Years of Lyndon Johnson biographies.The biographies include National Book Award Finalists The Path to Power (1982) and The Passage of Power (2012), and National Book Award Winner Master of the Senate (2002).More about this author > . American History Book Prize, Winner of the Biographers International Organization’s Plutarch Award, “Brilliant . With the … . . argue that things happen because certain people with power want them to happen . Front and back matter, table of contents, original formatting, all complete and correct. This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. Yet it was, … . A fifth volume is expected to deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency and post-presidential years. A fifth volume will deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. . . Riveting . “Robert Caro is the essential chronicler of these times: And these times should never be forgotten.” —Joel Connelly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. . . His books are about America, its culture, its history, and its society. . The series is published by Alfred A. Knopf. . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career 1958 to 1964. A vivid picture of how political power worked in the US during the middle of the 20th century at local, state and national level . The most sweeping historical tour de force since Gibbons’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire . “The only superstar biographer in the world . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. “Brilliant . Important . . . . . . . . Remarkable . . A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. Caro is a former investigative reporter and the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies. : Master of the Senate Vol. Reading Caro’s books can feel like encountering the life of an American president for the first time . . It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it. . It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”. The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a compact library: brilliant biography, gripping history, searing political drama and an incomparable study of power. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. Four books, and nearly four decades, into this vast project, Caro’s commitment to excellence has not wavered or even slackened; the reader can feel the sheer force of his effort on every page.” —Ronald Brownstein, Democracy  Passage covers with all the artistry and intrigue of a great novel events that are seared in the nation’s memory. . There’s not a wasted word, not a needless anecdote . The Passage of Power, 'the series' crowning volume' (Economist), spans the years 1958 to 1964, arguably the most crucial years in the life of Johnson and pivotal years for American history. . . He beckons. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—The Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Caro’s portrayal of the president is as scrupulously fair as it is passionate and deeply felt .   Yet it was, … Caro’s chronicle is as absorbing as a political thriller . With a singular understanding of Johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. “The latest in what is almost without question the greatest political biography in modern times . 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. . In an era defined by fragmented media markets, instantaneous communication, gadflies and chattering suits, Caro stands not merely apart, but alone.” —William Howell, San Francisco Chronicle, “The greatest political biography ever written . “A meditation on power as profound as Machiavelli’s.” —Lara Marlowe, Irish Times, “One of the most compelling political narratives of the past half-century . It has been an extraordinary undertaking and a remarkable achievement. . The greatest biography of our era Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics The TimesRobert A. It elevates Caro’s tale to Shakespearean drama, as the coldhearted, Machiavellian maneuvering and hot-blooded rivalries of supremely ambitious men play out with the fate of the free world at stake.” Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. Yet it was, … The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. As a student of power, Caro is a Machiavelli for democrats, who instead of addressing the prince, addresses the people.” —Thomas Meaney, The Nation, “Astonishing and unprecedented . Johnson and Bobby Kennedy never got along from the beginning to the end. It is not inconceivable to think that, without the presence of LBJ and the influence on him of his character and his experiences, none [of the civil rights bills] would have won Congressional approval . . . It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Winner of the New York Historical Society’s . . His strength as a biographer is his ability to probe Johnson’s mind and motivations . Frete GRÁTIS em milhares de produtos com o Amazon Prime. Caro manages to lend even much-chronicled events a punch of tactile immediacy . “Riveting . 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