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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,939 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cwelshhans | 1/27/2014

    " Such a masterpiece. It teaches so much about the Senate and the legislative side of the civil rights struggle, and it does so in a way that never feels like work and is completely fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Geoff | 1/27/2014

    " The history and structure of the U.S. Senate alsone is worth the substantial commitment of tackling this tome. I found LBJ's horrible personality traits the hardest thing to push through in this classic of biography and political history. Also surprising was the extent of what looks like out and out, no sugar coating, fat envelopes of cash like a money laundering drug dealer corruption. This volume of Caro's treatise on LBJ may well be an indispensable part of the American nonfiction canon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben | 1/15/2014

    " Lamentably brief after the passage of the 1957 Civil Rights Act. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack | 1/13/2014

    " The best of the series. "

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