Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
In the second volume, the author reveals some of the more extreme grotesqueries of American politics. For this is the time when Johnson created for himself a much exaggerated record as a war hero, when he and his wife Lady Bird made themselves rich by juggling radio station licences. And it is the time when Johnson fought for - and won, by 87 dubious votes - his first seat in the US Senate, in an election whose c orruption was legendary even by Texas standards.
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Review: Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2)User Review - Mariel - Goodreads
A worthy follow up to the first installment. Some parts feel belabored due to Caro's Herculean task of dedicating an entire book to a period of just a few months in the summer of 1948, but he does so ... Read full review
Review: Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2)User Review - Jim Duncan - Goodreads
Great story - LBJ's second run for the US Senate. Campaigning and stealing votes. Had just finished this book when I found HBO's Recount. Great set of back to back stories. Read full review