The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of ascent
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 - Matthew Leahy - Goodreads
Not as great as Path to Power, but it has its moments. Caro editorializes to demonize LBJ too much, when a portrayal of the facts would do as much on their own. That said, he still does what he does well, and sets up LBJ's rise to the Senate very well. Read full review
Review: Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2)User Review - dusty.rhodes - Goodreads
Imperfect but wonderful. This is the point in the biography as the character of LBJ through Caro's eyes&research and all else begins to make itself known, to double back upon itself. Then exceptions ... Read full review