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Master of the senate

Author: Robert A Caro
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Caro
ISBN: 0394528360 9780394528366 9780224062879 0224062875
OCLC Number: 49657824
Awards: Pulitzer prize, Biography, 2003.
Description: xxiv, 1167 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The dam. The desks of the Senate ; "Great things are underway!" ; Seniority and the South --
Learning. A hard path ; The path ahead ; "The right size" ; A Russell of the Russells of Georgia ; "We of the South" ; Thirtieth place ; Lyndon Johnson and the liberal ; The hearing ; The debate ; "No time for a siesta" ; Out of the crowd --
Looking for it. No choice ; The General and the Senator ; The "nothing job" ; The Johnson ranch ; The orator of the dawn ; Gettysburg ; The whole stack --
Using it. Masterstrokes ; Tail-gunner Joe ; The "Johnson rule" ; The Leader ; "Zip, zip" ; "Go ahead with the blue" ; Memories ; The program with a heart --
The Great Cause. The rising tide ; The compassion of Lyndon Johnson ; "Proud to be of assistance" ; Footsteps ; Finesses ; Convention ; Choices ; The "working up" ; Hells Canyon ; "You do it" ; Yeas and nays ; Omens --
After the battle. Three more years ; The last caucus.
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