The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol I
by Robert Caro
Robert Caro is a master storyteller. He tells a great, gripping story. I’m pretty sure he came to Texas thinking he would write one volume, but he realised that there was an epic tale to tell, and he stuck with it. When the fourth volume is completed, I’m sure it will be seen as the masterwork on Johnson. But each volume is terrific in its own right.
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“Caro is another master storyteller. Like Parton, Caro supplements the written record with fresh evidence. He was a journalist. He interviewed all sorts of people and got information on Johnson that others hadn’t uncovered. He tells a great, gripping story. One of his volumes on Lyndon Johnson is called The Path to Power. Caro is fascinated by how people acquire power, what they use power to accomplish, and how power changes them.” Read more...
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