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The second volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson tells the story of LBJ s rise Bare It All (Love Undercover, from a mere Congressman one with little hopeor significant advancement to his unlikely election to the US Senate The majority of the pages describe Johnson s relentless ruthless expensive and dishonest campaign against An Elusive Victorian former Texas Governor Coke Stevensonor the 1948 Democratic nomination which Johnson officially but A Bird in the House farrom legitimately won by 87 votesTexas at the time was a one party stat Pamela Paul editor of the NYT Book review gave me the idea to completely read The Years of Lyndon Johnson I am reading them slowly mostly at night or in the morning after night shift before I go to sleep This shortish volume took 4 months and I have the next one ready to go I am loving them not only Staging Tourism for the deep dive into the life of this morally challenged small town Texan who became President butor the explanation of the machinations that guided mid 20th century politics Robert Caro is an amazing researcher and writer who makes you want to read his detailed lengthy volumes even knowing how they end What was I thinking I have read every word Caro has written but I had imagined I could skip this one because nothing really happened and I d already read the over 200o pages of the Johnson series But I had The Last Imaginary Place forgotten why I had been reading them in theirst place It wasn t about plot or to Not Just Roommates find out what happened or didn t happen to Johnson It was to read Caro write Duh The man is the best writer I ve ever read and I haveully atoned Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, for my error in believing that it was a good idea to skip a book Inact I was so parched Jean-Paul Sartre for Caro that I read the introduction to this book 3 times just to relish the brilliance of the master It is an utter delight to read about Johnson s corruption in this narrative It is not just about the man but it is about politics human nature and American history Bravo May he live toinish the series This is the second volume of Vintage Games four thusar in Robert Caro s magisterial biography of Zamba former president Lyndon B Johnson It treats the periodrom mid 1941 when Johnson lost a special election The Erotic Motive in Literature for the US Senate through 1948 when Johnson won election to the Senate in a hotly contested and heatedly disputed primary election Johnson was crushed by his loss in 1941 and believed that the election had been stolenrom him by an opponent who was clever than he He vowed it would never happen again Months after that defeat Johnson was still a sitting congressmen when World War II began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor In campaigning The Detour for the Senate in 1941 Johnson had promised Texas voters that if he voted to send their sons to war he would leave the Senate and be out in the trenches with them Once war was declared Johnson thusound himself in a bind because he had absolutely no interest in being in the trenches or anywhere else other than in the Congress As means of The Crime Trade (Tina Boyd finessing the situation Johnson reuested a leaverom the Congress He had earlier enrolled as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve and now left the Congress to go on active duty in California and elsewhere The Adventures of Rusty farrom any ightingJohnson knew though that his political career would be imperiled if he did not see some action especially in light of the promise he had made Thus he ultimately arranged to get to Australia and then to go on a single combat mission as an observer not as a combatant lying on a B 26 bomber The bomber came under enemy Mamá firerom Japanese Zeros but returned safely to its base Another bomber in the When Mutants Attack! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flight was shot downHaving seen this action Johnson returned home andairly uickly thereafter to his duties in the House of Representatives But in the years Fearless (Nashville Nights, following he continued to embellish the story of his combat experience until it bore no resemblance whatsoever to the action that had actually occurred Johnson also managed to win a Silver Cross simplyor being a passenger on a plane that had come under enemy The Bomber Dog fire and he wore it proudlyor years thereafter as he boasted of his heroic wartime actionsHaving disposed of Johnson s war record Caro then goes on to recount how Johnson heroic wartime actionsHaving disposed of Johnson s war record Caro then goes on to recount how Johnson the Novelas de Isabel Allende foundation of theortune he would accumulate in the coming years by taking over a small struggling radio station The station and the others to Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, follow were technically owned by Johnson s wife Lady Bird and Johnson always insisted that the radio empire was hers alone and that he had nothing to do with it Caro uickly demolishes that story as well and demonstrates that Johnson was actively involved in the radio businessrom the start and strongly suggests that Johnson perhaps improperly used his POLITICAL INFLUENCE TO GROW HIS FORTUNE influence to grow his ortune this regardCaro devotes the bulk of the book though to Johnson s second effort to win election to the Senate this in 1948 It s not a pretty picture and resembles nothing remotely approaching the innocent picture of democracy in action that we all learned in grade school civics classes In a nutshell Caro believes that this election was make or break or Lyndon Johnson He had to give up his congressional seat in order to run Top Secret Executive Resumes, Second Edition for the Senate and Caro argues that if Johnson had lost the election his career in politics would have beeninished That point is arguable though Johnson was still a relatively young man in 1948 and certainly had he wanted to he could have pursued other political options Caro is also convinced that Johnson blatantly stole the election and does everything he can to marshal the evidence in avor of his case while. Robert A Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award continues one of the richest most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize winning biographerhistorian chronicler ,

Stevenson s Becoming Violet favor Duval County reported 202 new votes 200or Johnson and 2 Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers for Stevenson Thislipped the election in Johnson s High Angle Rescue Techniques favor by 87 votes a total that withstood challenges in several arenas and which earned Johnson the nickname Landslide LyndonNaturally Stevenson and Caro screamed Fraud Both claim that the election was stolenrom the rightful winner One would expect this Finn Family Moomintroll from Stevenson but one would also expect a dispassionate argumentrom an allegedly neutral historian The problem with Caro s account is that he The Glass Palace focuses exclusively on the electoral manipulations perpetrated by the Johnson camp and totally ignores the claims ofraud that were made against Stevenson by Johnson and others Certainly Stevenson s supporters were manipulating votes as well correcting and updating their totals Something Like Fate for several days just as the Johnson camp was doingMoreover Caro leaves the reader with the impression that Parr the Duke of Duval was clearly in Johnson s pocket Others though have argued that the only politicalortunes that Parr was concerned with were his own He backed the candidate that he though would most benefit his own interests and in this case that candidate was JohnsonCaro also neglects to mention that previously the Duke s candidate had been Coke Stevenson In the three elections prior to 1948 Parr had A Gun for Sale furnished votes out of Duval Countyavoring Stevenson over his opponents by 3643 to 141 2936 to 77 and 3310 to 17 Ironically Stevenson did not consider these returns to be suspicious and not surprisingly he did not challenge themBut in his last term as governor Stevenson took actions that angered Parr and the Duke took his revenge in 1948 by delivering similarly lopsided margins to Johnson Suddenly now the vote totals out of Duval County did seem suspect to Stevenson and he screamed bloody murder but to no avail Robert Caro continues to scream bloody murder on Stevenson s behalf but his argument rings a bit Archetype (Archetype, false because of the way in which Caro has chosen to use the evidence he has collected I ve never been aan of Lyndon Johnson but you hardly have to love the guy to think that he deserved even handed treatment than he gets rom Caro on this subjectUltimately the only thing that seems perfectly clear in all of this is that politics in Texas in the late 1940s was a cesspool and that anyone who wanted to play the game had to dive into it As Caro makes very clear certainly raudulent votes were added to Johnson s total As he is less willing to admit A Gun for Sale fraudulent votes also inflated Stevenson s totals and it s impossible to know which of the candidates might have won an election conducted along the lines of the aforementioned civics lessonPerhaps the last word in all of this might best go toormer Austin mayor and Johnson supporter Tom Miller who later said They were stealin votes in east Texas We were stealin votes in south Texas Only Jesus Christ could say who actually won it A platform he said in his dry way was like a Mother Hubbard dress it covered everything and touched nothing Platforms and campaign promises were meaningless politicians issued them or made them and then as soon as they were elected People of the Book forgot them Robert A Caro Means of Ascent uoting Coke Stephenson This was a different bookrom Caro s Vol 1 of the Years of Lyndon Johnson The Path to Power The Path to Power detailed the rise and early history of LBJ It set the table It showed LBJ as a boy showed the Hill Country It described his Encore, Grace! father so much of LBJ can be explained by his complicated relationship to hisather It moved through LBJ s college career early political connections and how all the attributes that made LBJ who he was were ormed It ended as LBJ lost the 1941 election or the US Senate to W Lee O Daniel He basically had the election out stolen Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn, from him He lostocus too soon This book starts off with LBJ s brief stint in the Navy after Pearl Harbor his attempt and ailure to move up in DC with FDR with Truman in congress with the Party He was stuck So it moves on to LBJ using the power he had to buy a radio station in Austin One that would later be the source of his and Lady Bird s enormous wealth it is amazing how many of our politicos enter DC rich and leave uite rich The last half of the book details the 1948 Senate election when LBJ ran against Coke Stephenson or the Texas Senate seat At this point it becomes almost a dual biography One of opposites Coke was old school honest thoughtful popular low key In many ways he resembled LBJ s ather Caro never said it directly but in many ways he didn t need to LBJ s character was ormed as a reaction to his ather s unwillingness to get into the gutter LBJ was all ends He would use whatever MEANS were reuired And in 1948 that meant MONEY and corruption Anyway it was hard to decide to give this 5 stars It wasn t as impressive a book in some ways as Vol 1 However it was beautiful I loved reading about Coke Coke was a good counterbalance to LBJ s style But it is hard too not to admire LBJ s work ethic and his ability to take enormous risks and sometimes his brilliant ability to read and use peopleThe book is also a lesson on how we are also suckered by the exact things we think we want badly I m pretty sure the men who boughtbrought LBJ into office certainly loved some of the want badly I m *Pretty Sure The Men Who Boughtbrought LBJ *sure the men who boughtbrought LBJ office certainly loved some of the he did but I m not sure they would ever have thought their Man would eventually pass the Civil Rights Act and much of his great society agenda Eventually many would come to regret their man LBJ was never anyone s man. Rumor which Johnson had to win or ace certain political death and which he did win by the 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 dazz. ,
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