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The Years of Lyndon Johnson 4 Volume Set Hardcover – 9 Apr 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group (9 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038535147X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385351478
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 12.1 x 36.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 699,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a collection of the first four hardback books in the Robert Caro/Lyndon Johnson biographical books. The books are remarkable descriptions of Johnson (and American during Johnson's life). If you are remotely interested in Johnson or America's South during the 20th Century, this book is for you.

My one grumble would be how they're presented. If you look look at these "sets" by H L Menkin at:

H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America)

or Edmund Morris' at:

Edmund Morris's Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy Bundle: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, and Colonel Roosevelt

they are presented well because they're boxed, making them nice gifts. That can't be said about this set. This shouldn't be a surprise, because the series hasn't finished yet. If you're thinking about giving this series as a present, I'd wait till the series had finished.
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Has the reputation of being one of the greatest political biographies of all time and with justification. Lots of background on the issues of the time which was very useful to a UK citizen, less steeped in, for example, the workings of the Senate. It makes you reflect on what it means to be a "good man". Johnson was power-hungry, manipulative, he "stole" his way into the Senate, and yet on many causes, particularly civil rights actually accomplished more than any politician.

The fourth volume ends early 1964 just after Johnson has inherited the Presidency following Kennedy's assassination - can't wait for volume 5 although as I write no date is set and Caro is fed up with being asked when it will come.
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The series is a pleasure to read and the writer is absolutely fantastic. I hope the author lives long enough to finish the series.
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Recommended to anyone interested in twentieth century US politics. Authoritative, exhaustive and surprisingly entertaining. excellent research and notes on sources.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History that lives 11 Mar. 2014
By Paula - Published on Amazon.com
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At first I wondered how so many books could be written about one man but as I get deep into the first volume of this set I find it covers much more. Coverage extends to ancestors, history of the land and settlement, prominent people, and the times...socially, geographically, economically, and politically. The work is extremely well researched and is far more fascinating than fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comment on Caro's Johnson bio 3 Feb. 2014
By George L. Smith Jr., M.D. - Published on Amazon.com
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The finest and most detailed biography I have ever read, not only of a President, but of any important figure in history. The style is compelling, and one never loses interest in the story. The most complex details are made fascinating by Mr Caro.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is very insightful and one of the best features is the background given during each phase of ... 3 Oct. 2014
By ELC - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a magnificent biography of LBJ. It is very insightful and one of the best features is the background given during each phase of the story. This gives the story context and the reader greater understanding of the story being told. It should be heartily recommended to anyone seeking a deeper knowledge of this President--no matter what your political leanings.
4.0 out of 5 stars ... "easy reads" by any stretch but they are very good. I've enjoyed working my way through them and ... 12 Dec. 2016
By JaNeen Webb - Published on Amazon.com
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These are not "easy reads" by any stretch but they are very good. I've enjoyed working my way through them and would buy from the seller again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 Feb. 2015
By Lynn R. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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excellent !!
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