We live in an instant-gratification world – with DVR you can watch your favorite shows whenever you like, Twitter brings you up-to-the-second news, and you can pop a TV dinner in the microwave and be ready to eat 5 minutes later. In a lot of ways, our short attention spans can be attributed to all of these modern conveniences. And hey, instant-gratification has an upside too—with your NOOK, the next great book is always immediately available for download whenever you’re ready to read.
The work of Robert Caro—including his newest book The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson - Volume 4—exists very far outside of the instant-gratification realm. Here is a writer who has spent almost 40 years producing four volumes on the career of the complex and fascinating Lyndon Johnson. If you’re looking for the polar opposite of a Tweet or a two-minute cable news story, you’ll find it in this Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
In the newest volume, Caro details one of the most important eras of Johnson’s life—from 1958-1964. The beginning finds him at the top of his game, serving as a powerful and influential Senate Majority Leader. Next, Johnson transitions to the vice presidency, where his figurehead status proved to be a low point for the motivated and ambitious man. Then the period ends with Johnson’s early presidency, when the frustrated VP was thrust into the Oval Office following JFK’s assassination.
Robert Caro’s impeccable research and ability to create an engrossing and revealing account of his subjects has garnered him two Pulitzer Prizes and countless glowing reviews. Like all of the books that came before, The Passage of Power is a must-read for fans of serious history.
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