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 - Max - Goodreads
With the exception of Johnson's brief but dangerous war time episode, this second volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson gets off to a slow start as his political prospects wallow in the 1940's ... Read full review
Review: Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2)User Review - Charles Hrustic - Goodreads
Johnson is such a muscular figure that he almost resists biography. Unlike many academic historians, however, Caro is no toff. Our author is more than willing to meet the future president on his level, and thus expose his machinations as well as his flawed brilliance. Read full review