[LBJ Library photo #1A-15-WH63 by Cecil Stoughton]

[LBJ Library photo #1A-15-WH63 by Cecil Stoughton]

Passage of Power Named One of 10 Best Books of 2012 by New York Times

Dec 10, 2012

[published November 30, 2012 by The New York TImes]

THE PASSAGE OF POWER
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
By Robert A. Caro
Alfred A. Knopf, $35

The fourth volume of Caro’s prodigious masterwork, which now exceeds 3,000 pages, explores, with the author’s signature combination of sweeping drama, psychological insight and painstaking research, Johnson’s humiliating years as vice president, when he was excluded from the inner circle of the Kennedy White House and stripped of power. We know what Johnson does not, that this purgatory is prelude to the event of a single horrific day, when an assassin’s bullet placed Johnson, and the nation he now had to lead, on a new course. read more