Master of the Senate

Master of the Senate

eBook - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson’s brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history and how he used his incomparable legislative genius--seducing both Northern liberals and Southern conservatives--to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving rich detail into a gripping narrative, Caro gives us both a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings of legislative power.

Baker & Taylor
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.

Publisher: New York : Vintage eBooks, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307422033
0307422038
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1437 p.) : ill

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I read the first two volumes in quick succession and now I'm having withdrawals while I wait for Master of the Senate!

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stuvw27
Sep 08, 2010

Anyone who takes democracy seriously needs to read this book to learn how the US Senate REALLY works.

Caro's biography of LBS is superb and this volume is his crowning glory... so far.

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Cabby
Dec 06, 2007

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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