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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 3

 
 
Author
Robert A. Caro.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.75 inches
ISBN 9780394720951
Pages/Publication Date 1167/2002
Daedalus Item Code 52296
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(Winner of the 2002 National Book Award and the 2003 Pulitzer Prize) Spanning Lyndon Johnson's dynamic Senate career from his arrival in 1950 (after 12 years in the House of Representatives) until his election as Kennedy's vice president in 1960, this is the third book of Robert Caro's definitive multi-volume biography. It follows the ruthlessly ambitious yet pragmatic Texan as he becomes first the youngest minority leader and then the youngest majority leader in American history, en route to overseeing the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1957. Caro's biography is the study of a brilliant and difficult man, as well as of the Senate in a tumultuous era in American politics.

"These [legislative battles] are great stories, the stuff of the legends of democracy—rich in character, plot, suspense, nuttiness, human frailty, maddening stupidity. These should be the American sagas; these should be our epics. Bob Caro has given us a beauty, and I think we owe him great thanks."—Molly Ivins

 
 
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