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Lyndon Johnson by J.J. Parker

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Published by Xlibris Corporation .
Written in English


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  • Fiction,
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Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11870248M
ISBN 101425753396
ISBN 109781425753399

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It’s not the fifth and final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, the monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning series Caro embarked on more than 40 years ago. The fourth Johnson book, The Passage of Power, covering LBJ’s transition to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in , won the National Book Critics Circle Award.   After spending the past four months with Lyndon Johnson it’s fair to say that I found him to be the most interesting (and confounding) president since at least FDR and perhaps ever.. Together, the nine biographies I read (including a four-volume series by Robert Caro, a two-volume series by Robert Dallek and Dallek’s series abridgment) reveal a fascinatingly complex man who was. Lyndon Baines Johnson, –73, 36th President of the United States (–69), b. near Stonewall, Tex. Early Life Born into a farm family, he graduated () from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Southwest Texas State Univ.), in San Marcos.   Robert Caro’s next book won’t be his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before. “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing,” to be published by Alfred.

  Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. president, who championed civil rights and the ‘Great Society’ but unsuccessfully oversaw the Vietnam War. A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader in the Senate, he was elected vice president in and acceded to the presidency in upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Path to Power, Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #2), Master of the Senate, and The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #4).   Surprisingly, in the first four volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, the definitive chronicle of LBJ’s life and career, Robert Caro says nary a Author: Joshua Kendall. Lyndon B. Johnson has 46 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lyndon B. Johnson’s most popular book is Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from Amer.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on Aug , near Stonewall, Texas, in a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River. He was the oldest of five children born to Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. and Rebekah Baines. Johnson had one brother, Sam Houston Johnson, and three sisters, Rebekah, Josefa, and Lucia. The nearby small town of Johnson City, Texas, was named after LBJ's father's cousin, James Polk Preceded by: John F. Kennedy.   Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th president of the United States; he was sworn into office following the November assassination of President John F. .   For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, has three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded /5(40). In this book, we are brought as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process. Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, was a number-one national best seller and, like The Path to Power, .