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The years of Lyndon Johnson

Author: Robert A Caro
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1982-2012.
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Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign and eventual presidency.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caro, Robert A.
Years of Lyndon Johnson.
New York : Knopf, 1982-<2002>
(OCoLC)557724833
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Caro
ISBN: 9780679405078 0679405070 0394528360 9780394528366 0394528352 9780394528359 0394499735 9780394499734 9780679729457 0679729453 9780679733713 067973371X
OCLC Number: 8590268
Description: v. <1-4> : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The path to power (c1982) --
v. 2. Means of ascent (c1990) --
v. 3. Master of the Senate (c2002) --
v. 4. Passage of power (c2012). v. 1. The path to power. pt. 1. The trap --
The Bunton strain --
The people's party --
The Johnson strut --
The father and mother --
The son --
"The best man I ever knew" --
"The bottom of the heap" --
pt. 2. Escape --
"Bull" Johnson --
The rich man's daughter --
Cotulla --
White stars and black stars --
"A very unusual ability" --
pt. 3. Sowing --
On his way --
The New Deal --
The boss of the little Congress --
In tune --
Lady Bird --
Rayburn --
"Put them to work!" --
The dam --
pt. 4. Reaping --
The first campaign --
From the forks of the creeks --
Galveston --
Balancing the books --
Longlea --
The tenth district --
The sad irons --
"I'll get it for you" --
pt. 5. New fields --
Mr. Johnson goes to Washington --
A contract and three telegrams --
Campaign committee --
The Munsey Building --
Through the back door --
pt. 6. Defeat --
"Pass the biscuits, Pappy" --
"I want to see Lyndon" --
"Mister Speaker" --
The "perfect Roosevelt man." v. 2. Means of ascent. Ends and means --
pt. 1. "Too slow" --
Going back --
All quiet on the Western front --
In the Pacific --
Lady Bird --
Marking time --
Buying and selling --
One of a crowd --
pt. 2. The old and the new --
The story of Coke Stevenson --
Head start --
"Will!" --
The flying windmill --
All or nothing --
The stealing --
Lists of names --
Qualities of leadership --
The making of a legend --
A love story --
Three rings. v. 3. Master of the Senate. The presence of fire --
pt. 1. The dam. The desks of the Senate --
"Great things are underway!" --
Seniority and the South --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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 --
pt. 4. Using it. Masterstrokes --
Tail-gunner Joe --
The "Johnson rule" --
The leader --
"Zip, zip" --
"Go ahead with the blue" --
Memories --
The program with a heart --
pt. 5. 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 --
pt. 6. After the battle. Three more years --
The last caucus. v. 4. Passage of power. "What the hell's the presidency for?" --
pt. 1. Johnson vs. Kennedy : 1960. The prediction --
The rich man's son --
Forging chains --
The back stairs --
The "LBJ Special" --
pt. 2. "Rufus Cornpone". "Power is where power goes" --
Genuine warmth --
"Cut" --
Gestures and tactics --
The protégé --
pt. 3. Dallas. The cubicle --
Taking charge --
pt. 4. Taking command. Aboard Air Force One --
Three encounters --
The drums --
pt. 5. To become a president. EOB 274 --
The Warren Commission --
The Southern strategy --
"Old Harry" --
"The Johnsons in Johnson City" --
Serenity --
"Old Harry" II --
In the books of law --
Defeating despair --
Hammer blows --
Long enough.
Other Titles: Path to power.
Means of ascent.
Master of the Senate.
Passage of power.
Responsibility: Robert A. Caro.

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Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign and eventual presidency.

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