Master of the Senate

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ISBN: 9780394720951
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 2003

This is the best biography, and possibly the best history, I have ever read – whether or not you really know or think you care about Lyndon Johnson. It’s third in a series of four (eventually five, when Caro finishes the last volume), and I think the most dazzling and fascinating of them. As much about the Senate as about Johnson, the book explains how he radically reshaped the institution so he could take control of it – that control culminates in the passage of the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It’s massive, meticulously researched, and incredibly engaging. Worth the effort.David