The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 0679729453
ISBN 13: 9780679729457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Years of Lyndon Johnson Book Review:

Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships

Robert A Caro s the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set

Robert A  Caro s the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780385351478
ISBN 13: 038535147X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert A Caro s the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set Book Review:

The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives. "Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro's monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It's his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America's most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It's true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either." -NPR "One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece" --The Times (London) The Path to Power reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered. National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction Means of Ascent follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics; the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new--the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography Master of the Senate carries Johnson's story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson's amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875. Pulitzer Prize in Biography Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography National Book Award in Nonfiction The Passage of Power is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson's powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography "Brilliant . . . Important . . . Remarkable ... In sparkling detail, Caro shows Johnson's genius for getting to people--friends, foes, and everyone in between--and how he used it to achieve his goals...With this fascinating and meticulous account, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service."-- President Bill Clinton, The New York Times Book Review (front cover) "The politicians' political book of choice...An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve." London Literary Review "Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. Combined with his penetrating insight and fanatical research, Caro's Churchill-like prose elevates the life of a fairly influential president to stuff worthy of Shakespeare. . .Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography." The Boston Globe

The Path to Power

The Path to Power
Author: Margaret Thatcher
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 0062047892
ISBN 13: 9780062047892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path to Power Book Review:

In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.

Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN 10: 0307422097
ISBN 13: 9780307422095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Means of Ascent Book Review:

In Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Here, Johnson’s almost mythic personality—part genius, part behemoth, at once hotly emotional and icily calculating—is seen at its most nakedly ambitious. This multifaceted book carries the President-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II (and his artful embellishment of his record) to the foundation of his fortune (and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it). The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century. Having immersed himself in Johnson’s life and world, Caro is able to reveal the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson was not believed capable of winning, which he “had to” win or face certain political death, and which he did win-by 87 votes, the “87 votes that changed history.” Telling that epic story “in riveting and eye-opening detail,” Caro returns to the American consciousness a magnificent lost hero. He focuses closely not only on Johnson, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, but on Johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity. And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new—the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

The Path to Personal Power

The Path to Personal Power
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 1101992840
ISBN 13: 9781101992845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path to Personal Power Book Review:

This true lost manuscript from the "grandfather of self-help," Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten--until today. Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile. This concise book is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery--you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow. Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power, and achieve success that you never thought possible.


Author: Andrea Neal
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1684350387
ISBN 13: 9781684350384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pence Book Review:

What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values, but to others, his ideals are the epitome of prejudice and bigotry. In Pence: The Path to Power, journalist Andrea Neal showcases how the vice president arrived at this position of influence. Neal interviews friends, family, staff, former teachers, and politicians on both sides of the aisle to reveal a multifaceted view of the self-described Christian, Conservative, and Republican–in that order–from his beginnings in a large Irish Catholic family in Columbus, Indiana, through the scandals of his first election, to his time beside Donald Trump. This candid look at Mike Pence's life exposes his unexpected path to power and the individuals who influenced him along the way.

Hitler the Path to Power

Hitler  the Path to Power
Author: Charles Bracelen Flood
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 686
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005582609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler the Path to Power Book Review:

Explains how Hitler gained the political experience he needed to make himself the leader of Germany, covering his life up to the writing of Mein Kampf


Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0525656359
ISBN 13: 9780525656357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Book Review:

“One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer.” —The Sunday Times (London) From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books. Now in paperback, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses and to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

The Passage of Power

The Passage of Power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0307960463
ISBN 13: 9780307960467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passage of Power Book Review:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. With a singular understanding of Johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—The Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation. It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”


Author: Philip Dwyer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780747566779
ISBN 13: 0747566771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon Book Review:

A biography that examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined.

A Path to Power

A Path to Power
Author: Mack Newton,Michele St. George
Publsiher: Ntkd Pub
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780965982139
ISBN 13: 0965982130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brian Cowen

Brian Cowen
Author: Jason O'Toole
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 1409083012
ISBN 13: 9781409083016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brian Cowen Book Review:

Meet Ireland's new Taoiseach, Brian Cowen Despite a high profile at the centre of Irish political life for more than twenty years, relatively little is known about our new leader. Just who is Brian Cowen? The story begins in the village of Clara, Co. Offaly, where family, local life and the GAA were formative influences. The sudden and unexpected death of his father, Ber Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Offaly, thrust a twenty-four year-old Cowen into the heart of Irish politics. After an eight-year apprenticeship on the back benches, Cowen was appointed to his first ministerial position by Albert Reynolds and later went on to hold the senior cabinet positions of Health, Foreign Affairs and Finance. By the time of Bertie Ahern's resignation, Cowen's standing in the party was such that his election to the leadership of Fianna Fáil seemed inevitable. On 7 May 2008, Brian Cowen became Ireland's eleventh Taoiseach. Here, for the first time, is a portrait of Brian Cowen which follows his remarkable life story, tracing the road to power from early childhood right up to his eventful early months in the office of An Taoiseach.

Exercise of Power

Exercise of Power
Author: Robert M. Gates
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0525432582
ISBN 13: 9780525432586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise of Power Book Review:

"Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity, seemingly unwilling to accept the mantle of leadership or unable to govern itself effectively. Robert Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness, and its limitations. He makes clear that the successful exercise of power is not limited to the use of military might or the ability to coerce or demand submission, but must encompass as well diplomacy, economics, strategic communications, development assistance, intelligence, technology, ideology, and cyber. By analyzing specific challenges faced by the American government in the post-Cold War period--Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Russia, China and others--Gates deconstructs the ways in which leaders have used the instruments of power available to them. With forthright judgments of the performance of past presidents and their senior-most advisors, first-hand knowledge, and insider stories, Gates argues that U.S. national security in the future will require learning, and abiding by, the lessons of the past, and re-creating those capabilities that the misuse of power has cost the nation."--

Why Nations Rise

Why Nations Rise
Author: Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0190639938
ISBN 13: 9780190639938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Nations Rise Book Review:

What are rising powers? Do they challenge the international order? Why do some countries but not others become rising powers? In Why Nations Rise, Manjari Chaterjee Miller answers these questions and shows that some countries rise not just because they develop the military and economic power to do so but because they develop particular narratives about how to become a great power in the style of the great power du jour. These active rising powers accept the prevalent norms of the international order in order to become great powers. On the other hand, countries which have military and economic power but not these narratives do not rise enough to become great powers--they stay reticent powers. An examination of the narratives in historical (the United States, the Netherlands, Meiji Japan) and contemporary (Cold War Japan, post-Cold War China and India) cases, Why Nations Rise shows patterns of active and reticent rising powers and presents lessons for how to understand the rising powers of China and India today.

Lyndon B Johnson

Lyndon B  Johnson
Author: Robert Dallek
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780195159219
ISBN 13: 0195159217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lyndon B Johnson Book Review:

A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War. Reprint.

Twice As Good

Twice As Good
Author: Marcus Mabry
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN 10: 1594868387
ISBN 13: 9781594868382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twice As Good Book Review:

Examines the life and achievements of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, from her childhood in Alabama and Colorado to her controversial role in sending Americans to war in Iraq. Reprint.

Wild Power

Wild Power
Author: Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer,Alexandra Pope
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 1781807582
ISBN 13: 9781781807583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Power Book Review:

Unprecedented insight into the feminine body and on using its natural rhythms to heal, find balance and reconnect to our emotions. Your power lies in the rhythm of your menstrual cycle. Connect with your body on a deeper level to find healing, balance and wholeness. The menstrual cycle is a vital and vitalizing system in the female body, yet our understanding of and respect for this process is both limited and distorted. Few women really know about the physiology of their cycle, and many do not see it as an integral part of their health and wellbeing, let alone as a potential guide to emotional and spiritual empowerment. Wild Power tells a radical new story about feminine power. It reveals: · Your inner architecture and the path to power that is encoded in your body · How to tune in to the rhythm and changes of your menstrual cycle to realize the fullness and beauty of your authority · Three 'maps' to guide you through the energies, tasks and challenges presented as you journey through each cycle · How to work with your Inner Seasons to pace your energy, calm your nervous system and gain insight into your overall wellbeing · How to work with your cycle to channel spiritual forces, affirm your expression in the world and achieve a deep sense of belonging Written with humour, tenderness and practicality, and packed with women's stories and quotes throughout, Wild Power will restore women to wholeness and reinstate the full majesty and grace of the Feminine.

The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Power Broker  Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Author: R. A. Caro,Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 1246
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 0394480767
ISBN 13: 9780394480763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Book Review:

Moses is pictured as idealist reformer, and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

The Path of Power

The Path of Power
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1995-01
ISBN 10: 9780824520038
ISBN 13: 0824520033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Power Book Review:

Henri J.M. Nouwen, one of our day's most inspiring spiritual guides, writes what he calls a "theology of weakness" in which he shows the destructiveness of worldly power, the remedy of powerlessness, and the emergence of an authentic healing power.

Morrison s Mission A Lowy Institute Paper Penguin Special

Morrison   s Mission  A Lowy Institute Paper  Penguin Special
Author: Paul Kelly
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 1760146331
ISBN 13: 9781760146337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morrison s Mission A Lowy Institute Paper Penguin Special Book Review:

When he became Prime Minister in 2018, Scott Morrison was a foreign policy amateur confronted by unprecedented challenges: an assertive Beijing and a looming rivalry between the two biggest economies in world history, the United States and China. Morrison plunged into foreign and security policy by making highly contentious changes that will be felt for decades, not least the historic decision to build nuclear-powered submarines. Featuring interviews with Morrison and members of his cabinet, this book tells the story of the Prime Minister's foreign policy convictions and calculations, and what drove his attitudes towards China, America and the Indo-Pacific.