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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 3

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A book by Robert A. Caro

Robert Caro'sMaster of the Senateexamines in meticulous detail Lyndon Johnson's career in that body, from his arrival in 1950 (after 12 years in the House of Representatives) until his election as JFK's vice president in 1960. This, the third in a projected … see full wiki

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Author: Robert A. Caro
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon...
review by . February 14, 2008
I used to worry Robert Caro wouldn't live long enough to complete his epic biographical history on Lyndon Johnson. Now, 25 years after the first volume, I worry I won't live long enough to read it all.    Published in 2002 and still as of now Caro's latest installment, "Master Of The Senate" weighs in at close to 1,100 pages. It details Johnson's time in the Senate, where he rose to become the Majority Leader. Caro spends 100 pages explaining how the Senate was designed and operated …
review by . March 16, 2005
This third volume addressing the life and times of LBJ is biography at it's best. Not only do we get a great inside look at one of the more interesting characters in our countries history, but we get a wonderful overview of our Senate, it's history and it's workings. Caro is kinder to Johnson in this volume than he was in his first two, and probably rightfully so. This work is quite detailed, quite informative and in my opinion, the best work covering the life of Johnson thus far completed. The …
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