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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22,827 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Caro Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history and how he used his incomparable legislative genius, cajoling and threatening both Northern liberals and Southern conservatives, to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving rich detail into a gripping narrative, Caro gives us both a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings of legislative power. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/14/2014

    " I read this book years ago....while I was reading all of Julia Alvarez books. Liked it then. Since it is this month's book club book, I listened to the Audible recording. Excellent. Each of the four Mirabel sisters had a different actress/reader reading her part. Julia Alvarez' family escaped from the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime. During the same time....the Mirabel sisters fought for democracy and lost their lives. This is a work of fiction based upon what the lives of these celebrated sisters may have been. It is historical fiction of this time in the Dominican Republic. Well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Onyi Hui | 2/7/2014

    " This is a good book to learn more about the people who were urder control by republican government. It is a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julia Shumway | 2/4/2014

    " Super worth the read to learn about the Mirabal sisters and the end of the Trujillo era. Tragic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annie | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed the history and I really liked the voices that Alvarez gave each sister. There is a certain power in having a voice and I think she really nails the dynamic of the power of giving someone a voice and making that voice so powerful that is sparks a revolution. It doesn't have to be a revolution on a large scale but maybe just a little one, one that inspires all those who read today to remember the past and the sacrifices made by the brave butterflies! "

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