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Gripping detail - fascinating insights,
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This review is from: The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4 (Hardcover)
Robert Caro has produced a gripping and detailed account of the traumatic few years covering the Kennedy/Johnson period. This book includes fascinating insights of the character and make up of an unusual and talented man, driven relentlessly by upbringing and background and gifted with extraordinary powers of persuasion and tolerance. The reader is left to make up his or her own mind about the degree of sincerity or cunning employed to achieve the pinnacle of power in the USA. The various strands of cultural and political bigotry are clearly brought out in the open, and there are surprises revealed by the research into the characters of some of the key players. Some delicious little insights and vignettes intrigue the reader.
A book not to be missed by anyone fascinated by power struggles, or by those hungry to read the detail of events surrounding the Jack Kennedy tragic assassination.