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The first volume in Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson, hailed as ‘the greatest biography of our era’, this is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country.
Revealed in extraordinary detail is the genesis of that almost superhuman drive, energy and ambition which set LBJ apart.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, The Path to Power charts his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as a Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate and his attainment, nonetheless, at the age of 31 of the power for which he hungered.
In this riveting book we are shown more clearly than ever before the true nature of political genius.
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"The greatest biography of our era ... Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics" (The Times)
"A book of radiant excellence ... at the summit of American historical writing ... Proof that we live in a great age of biography" (Washington Post)
"A superb and unique biography ... Meticulous in research, grand in scale, this is a major work that will remain a tower of its kind" (Barbara Tuchman)
"Truly sensational and enthralling ... totally original" (Financial Times)
"By every measure – depth of research, brilliance of conception, the seamless flow of the prose – The Path to Power is a masterpiece of biography" (Newsday)
The first instalment in Robert Caro's multi-award-winning and bestselling biography of Lyndon Johnson, spanning a pivotal era in American history
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002919030
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. wraps, 882 pp, peeled cellophane on wraps, wraps torn, spine warped. Seller Inventory # 71921