The Path to Power

  • Publsiher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 November 2011
  • ISBN : 9780307422576
  • Page : 960 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 voters

Download The Path to Power Book PDF Online

Download or read book entitled The Path to Power written by Robert A. Caro and published by Vintage online. This book was released on 23 November 2011 with total pages 960. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.

Book Excerpt : The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak. The Path to Power, Book One, reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson’s political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, of the national power for which he hungered. We see in him, from earliest childhood, a fierce, unquenchable necessity to be first, to win, to dominate—coupled with a limitless capacity for hard, unceasing labor in the service of his own ambition. Caro shows us the big, gangling, awkward young Lyndon—raised in one of the country’s most desperately poor and isolated areas, his education mediocre at best, his pride stung by his father’s slide into failure and financial ruin—lunging for success, moving inexorably toward that ultimate “impossible” goal that he sets for himself years before any friend or enemy suspects what it may be. We watch him, while still at college, instinctively (and ruthlessly) creating the beginnings of the political machine that was to serve him for three decades. We see him employing his extraordinary ability to mesmerize and manipulate powerful older men, to mesmerize (and sometimes almost enslave) useful subordinates. We see him carrying out, before his thirtieth year, his first great political inspiration: tapping-and becoming the political conduit for-the money and influence of the new oil men and contractors who were to grow with him to immense power. We follow, close up, the radical fluctuations of his relationships with the formidable “Mr. Sam” Raybum (who loved him like a son and whom he betrayed) and with FDR himself. And we follow the dramas of his emotional life-the intensities and complications of his relationships with his family, his contemporaries, his girls; his wooing and winning of the shy Lady Bird; his secret love affair, over many years, with the mistress of one of his most ardent and generous supporters . . . Johnson driving his people to the point of exhausted tears, equally merciless with himself . . . Johnson bullying, cajoling, lying, yet inspiring an amazing loyalty . . . Johnson maneuvering to dethrone the unassailable old Jack Garner (then Vice President of the United States) as the New Deal’s “connection” in Texas, and seize the power himself . . . Johnson raging . . . Johnson hugging . . . Johnson bringing light and, indeed, life to the worn Hill Country farmers and their old-at-thirty wives via the district’s first electric lines. We see him at once unscrupulous, admirable, treacherous, devoted. And we see the country that bred him: the harshness and “nauseating loneliness” of the rural life; the tragic panorama of the Depression; the sudden glow of hope at the dawn of the Age of Roosevelt. And always, in the foreground, on the move, LBJ. Here is Lyndon Johnson—his Texas, his Washington, his America—in a book that brings us as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

The Path to Power

The Path to Power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
Relase: 2011-11-23
ISBN: 9780307422576
GET BOOK

Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
Relase: 2011-11-23
ISBN: 9780307422095
GET BOOK

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
Relase: 1990
ISBN: 9780679729457
GET BOOK

The Path to Power

The Path to Power
Author: Margaret Thatcher
Publisher: Harper Collins
Relase: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 9780062047892
GET BOOK

Hitler the Path to Power

Hitler  the Path to Power
Author: Charles Bracelen Flood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Relase: 1989
ISBN: UOM:39015005582609
GET BOOK

Napoleon

Napoleon
Author: Philip Dwyer
Publisher: A&C Black
Relase: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 9781408854693
GET BOOK

Pence

Pence
Author: Andrea Neal
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Relase: 2018-07-11
ISBN: 9781684350384
GET BOOK

Sun Bear The Path of Power

Sun Bear  The Path of Power
Author: Sunbear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Relase: 2011-10-18
ISBN: 9781451672398
GET BOOK

Robert A Caro s the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set

Robert A  Caro s the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Knopf
Relase: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 038535147X
GET BOOK

Wild Power

Wild Power
Author: Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer,Alexandra Pope
Publisher: Hay House UK Limited
Relase: 2017
ISBN: 9781781807583
GET BOOK

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1982
ISBN: 0394499735
GET BOOK

Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
Relase: 1991
ISBN: 9780679733713
GET BOOK

The Path to Personal Power

The Path to Personal Power
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publisher: Penguin
Relase: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 9781101992845
GET BOOK

Exercise of Power

Exercise of Power
Author: Robert M. Gates
Publisher: Knopf
Relase: 2020
ISBN: 9781524731885
GET BOOK

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1982
ISBN: 0394499735
GET BOOK