Johnson and Bobby Kennedy never got along from the beginning to the end. 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 . Caro is a great historian, but if the purpose of art is to stimulate thought and arouse emotion, he is also a great artist.” —Rosemary Michaud, Charleston Post and Courier a triumphant drama of ‘political genius in action’ . . ‘The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson’ by Robert A. Caro. 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  —Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer 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. Caro has summoned Lyndon Johnson to vivid, intimate life.” —Newsweek, “Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. 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 . 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 combines the skills of a historian, an investigative reporter and a novelist in this searching study of the transformative effect of power.” —Wendy Smith, Los Angeles Times, “An addictive read, written in glorious prose that suggests the world’s most diligent beat reporter channeling William Faulkner. For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. . . . 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 . . For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. . . . . “The latest in what is almost without question the greatest political biography in modern times . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. Send us your email to drshow@wamu.org. 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.” 3 : The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (2002, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! A roller-coaster tale.” —The Economist A masterpiece.” Most impressively, Caro comes closer than any other historian could to explaining the famously complex LBJ . 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 is a former investigative reporter and the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies. a work of real literature, among the best nonfiction works ever . Named by The New York Times One of the Ten Best Books of 2012"The fourth volume of Caro's prodigious masterwork . 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. . .   . 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 the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964.   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. . An insightful account of what it means and what it takes to occupy the Oval Office.” —Steve Paul, The Kansas City Star . . . Passage covers with all the artistry and intrigue of a great novel events that are seared in the nation’s memory. . . . . 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. . Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . . OTHER BOOKS. Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. 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 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. A searing account of ambition derailed by personal demons . Single sentences turn into winding, brimming paragraphs, clauses upon clauses tugging at the reader, layering the scenery with character intrigue and the plot with historical import. The file will be sent to your email address. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . A masterclass in political management . “Robert Caro is the essential chronicler of these times: And these times should never be forgotten.” —Joel Connelly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer In sparking 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 . 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. The series is published by Alfred A. Knopf. “A portrait of executive leadership so evocative as to be tactile.” —Robert Draper, Wall Street Journal argue that things happen because certain people with power want them to happen . . His books . Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.   . . “Riveting . . . Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. . 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 … The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. 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. "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. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy.   Above all, Caro’s books are about power, how to achieve it and make it multiply; how to use power and how to lose it.” —Michael Crick, UK Channel 4 News, “My book of the year, by a landslide majority, was The Passage of Power. The next book will crown an achievement in presidential biography unmatched among presidential histories.” —David Hendricks, Houston Chronicle   . . 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. . Caro not only re-creates one of the giants of modern politics, he tells a giant tale about power and about life itself.” —Andrew Adonis, New Statesman, “A masterly how-to manual, showing Johnson’s knowledge of governing, his peerless congressional maneuvering and effective deal-making. . . Yet it was, … . . Free shipping for many products! For many politicians it is the finest book on politics . Caro does not merely recount. . . . This is the fourth book in his series of biographies on President Lyndon Johnson and this is titled "The Years of Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power." The series is a masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Years of Lyndon Johnson Ser. “Every page [of The Years of Lyndon Johnson] is compelling. Riveting . .   The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a compact library: brilliant biography, gripping history, searing political drama and an incomparable study of power. THE PASSAGE OF POWER is the fourth installment of what will be a five-volume series. [Read or Download] The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Volume 1) Full Books [ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle] Caro s legendary, multi-award-winning biography of US President Lyndon Johnson is a uniquely riveting and revelatory account of power, political genius and … “Brilliant . American History Book Prize, Winner of the Biographers International Organization’s Plutarch Award, “Brilliant . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . Mr. Caro uses his storytelling gifts to turn seemingly arcane legislative maneuvers into action-movie suspense, and he gives us unparalleled understanding of how Johnson used a crisis and his own political acumen to implement his agenda with stunning speed. . . The series is published by Alfred A. Knopf. 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. Front and back matter, table of contents, original formatting, all complete and correct. The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a biography of Lyndon B. Johnson by the American writer Robert Caro. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. with the author's signature combination of sweeping drama, psychological insight and painstaking research. Caro’s [books] transform biography into something new, a tour de force of structured political opinion writing . 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 the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” is the fourth (and most recently published) volume in Robert Caro’s series covering the life of Lyndon B. Johnson. . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. Caro’s use of strong image and repetition, almost hypnotic in combination, is breathtakingly effective. Passage is an essential document of a turning point in American history. It may take up to 1-5 minutes before you receive it. . . His strength as a biographer is his ability to probe Johnson’s mind and motivations . Caro’s portrayal of the president is as scrupulously fair as it is passionate and deeply felt . A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. Robert A. Caro.   . News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. . “Majestic . Yet it was, … Caro manages to lend even much-chronicled events a punch of tactile immediacy . The file will be sent to your Kindle account. Yet it was, … Knopf, $35 (736p) ISBN 978-0-679-40507-8 . He beckons. The adjective ‘Shakespearean’ is overused and mostly undeserved but not in this case. “The only superstar biographer in the world . This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. The Passage Of Power NPR coverage of The Passage of Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro. . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. 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 fifth volume will deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency. . It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it. This extraordinary work will remain essential reading for decades to come.” —Richard Lambert, Financial Times, “Unrivaled . . . . 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 . A great biography .   Johnson emerges as both a larger-than-life, Shakespearean personage—with epic ambition and epic flaws—and a more human-scale puzzle . Important . .   The ultimate political story.” —Daniel Finkelstein, London Times, “Long live Robert Caro . 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. 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 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. . Riveting . Incredibly well-written, with the tension and drama of a compulsive thriller, and the style of an elegant novel. . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Years of Lyndon Johnson Ser. 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 … It’s also an incisive portrait of one great, terrible, fascinating man suddenly given the chance to reinvent the country in his image.” —Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly. . 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. .   Yet it was, … Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. . This era saw some of the most frustrating moments of Johnson's career, but also some of his most triumphant. . Yet it was, … . And, after thousands of pages spent with Lyndon Johnson, one of Caro’s singular achievements is that you want more.” —Peter Gianotti, Newsday, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson, when completed, will rank as America’s most ambitiously conceived, assiduously researched and compulsively readable political biography . 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 work is now the benchmark of political biography.” —Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald A vivid picture of how political power worked in the US during the middle of the 20th century at local, state and national level . With the … 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. . . . 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.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times  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 . The reporting is copious, the writing elegant and energetic, the sentences frequently rushing forward themselves like mighty rivers. 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. A fifth volume is expected to deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency and post-presidential years. . The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. 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) . . . Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. Remarkable . . 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. . A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . . . He is currently working on the fifth – and presumably final – volume in his LBJ series. Caro’s chronicle is as absorbing as a political thriller . : The Passage of Power : The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (2012, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay!   His books are about America, its culture, its history, and its society. Encontre diversos livros escritos por Caro, Robert A., Gardner, … 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 . 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.”. . . 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. . Yet it was, … Thus far, more than 3,000 pages of noteworthy history have sprung from the ancient Smith-Corona typewriter that Caro stubbornly continues to use to produce his compelling writing. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . . 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. 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 . . . An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve.” —Michael Burleigh, London Literary Review 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 the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. . . Caro’s judgment is solid, his prose inspiring, and his research breathtaking . . The most sweeping historical tour de force since Gibbons’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire . . Compre online The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson: 4, de Caro, Robert A., Gardner, Grover, Brilliance Audio, Inc. na Amazon. . Reading Caro’s books can feel like encountering the life of an American president for the first time . 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 to 1964. Caro’s books aren’t just about politics, or just about Lyndon Johnson. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro. Do join us, 800-433-8850. 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 . Feel free to join us on Facebook or send us a tweet. 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. Free shipping for many products! There’s not a wasted word, not a needless anecdote . It’s true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either.” —Michael Schaub, NPR, “A breathtakingly dramatic story about a pivotal moment in United States history [told] with consummate artistry and ardor . This is the right copy. The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to 1964. 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 has imprinted himself into history. 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. 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