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The Path to Power

The Path to Power
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
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  • Release Date :2011-11-23
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 9780307422576
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Summary : The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak. The Path to Power, Book One, reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson’s political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, of the national power for which he hungered. We see in him, from earliest childhood, a fierce, unquenchable necessity to be first, to win, to dominate—coupled with a limitless capacity for hard, unceasing labor in the service of his own ambition. Caro shows us the big, gangling, awkward young Lyndon—raised in one of the country’s most desperately poor and isolated areas, his education mediocre at best, his pride stung by his father’s slide into failure and financial ruin—lunging for success, moving inexorably toward that ultimate “impossible” goal that he sets for himself years before any friend or enemy suspects what it may be. We watch him, while still at college, instinctively (and ruthlessly) creating the beginnings of the political machine that was to serve him for three decades. We see him employing his extraordinary ability to mesmerize and manipulate powerful older men, to mesmerize (and sometimes almost enslave) useful subordinates. We see him carrying out, before his thirtieth year, his first great political inspiration: tapping-and becoming the political conduit for-the money and influence of the new oil men and contractors who were to grow with him to immense power. We follow, close up, the radical fluctuations of his relationships with the formidable “Mr. Sam” Raybum (who loved him like a son and whom he betrayed) and with FDR himself. And we follow the dramas of his emotional life-the intensities and complications of his relationships with his family, his contemporaries, his girls; his wooing and winning of the shy Lady Bird; his secret love affair, over many years, with the mistress of one of his most ardent and generous supporters . . . Johnson driving his people to the point of exhausted tears, equally merciless with himself . . . Johnson bullying, cajoling, lying, yet inspiring an amazing loyalty . . . Johnson maneuvering to dethrone the unassailable old Jack Garner (then Vice President of the United States) as the New Deal’s “connection” in Texas, and seize the power himself . . . Johnson raging . . . Johnson hugging . . . Johnson bringing light and, indeed, life to the worn Hill Country farmers and their old-at-thirty wives via the district’s first electric lines. We see him at once unscrupulous, admirable, treacherous, devoted. And we see the country that bred him: the harshness and “nauseating loneliness” of the rural life; the tragic panorama of the Depression; the sudden glow of hope at the dawn of the Age of Roosevelt. And always, in the foreground, on the move, LBJ. Here is Lyndon Johnson—his Texas, his Washington, his America—in a book that brings us as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 0679729453
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Summary : Traces young Lyndon Johnson's rise from Texas poverty to political power, illuminating his political relationships

The Path to Power

The Path to Power
  • Author : Margaret Thatcher
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  • Release Date :2011-01-04
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 0062047892
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Summary : In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.

Hitler, the Path to Power

Hitler, the Path to Power
  • Author : Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :686
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Explains how Hitler gained the political experience he needed to make himself the leader of Germany, covering his life up to the writing of Mein Kampf

Path to Power

Path to Power
  • Author : Roger Heisler
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9780877287056
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Summary : Many books look at personal development as a path to leading to love or knowledge. Here we face the third path -- power -- to open you up to new dimensions and a new world of magical thinking that will help you build on your own personal inner power.

The Path to Power

The Path to Power
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :882
  • ISBN : 9780394499734
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Summary : Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill country to his congressional debut.

Robert A. Caro's the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set

Robert A. Caro's the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013-04-09
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780385351478
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Summary : The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives. "Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro's monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It's his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America's most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It's true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either." -NPR "One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece" --The Times (London) The Path to Power reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered. National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction Means of Ascent follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "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 dazzle. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography Master of the Senate carries Johnson's story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson's amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875. Pulitzer Prize in Biography Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography National Book Award in Nonfiction The Passage of Power is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson's powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography "Brilliant . . . Important . . . Remarkable ... In sparkling detail, Caro shows Johnson's genius for getting to people--friends, foes, and everyone in between--and how he used it to achieve his goals...With this fascinating and meticulous account, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service."-- President Bill Clinton, The New York Times Book Review (front cover) "The politicians' political book of choice...An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve." London Literary Review "Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. Combined with his penetrating insight and fanatical research, Caro's Churchill-like prose elevates the life of a fairly influential president to stuff worthy of Shakespeare. . .Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography." The Boston Globe

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The path to power
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign and eventual presidency.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
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  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :882
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Napoleon

Napoleon
  • Author : Philip Dwyer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :651
  • ISBN : 9780747566779
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Summary : A biography that examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined.

A Path to Power

A Path to Power
  • Author : Mack Newton,Michele St. George
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :181
  • ISBN : 9780965982139
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Sun Bear: The Path of Power

Sun Bear: The Path of Power
  • Author : Sunbear
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  • Release Date :2011-10-18
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 145167239X
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Summary : From a childhood spent in the forest of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, Sun Bear went on to become one of the most groundbreaking and inspiring spiritual teachers of the late 20th century. Far ahead of his time, he founded an inter-racial medicine society of teachers dedicated to sharing with others those lessons of earth harmony which they had learned through their own experience. His vision of the medicine wheel became a worldwide phenomenon that inspired many people to learn more about the earth and all their relations upon her. Almost two decades after his death, Sun Bear's lessons are even more necessary today than ever. —MarliseWabunWind.com

Napoleon

Napoleon
  • Author : Philip Dwyer
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  • Release Date :2014-03-06
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 1408854694
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Summary : Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power was neither inevitable nor smooth; it was full of mistakes, wrong turns and pitfalls. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined. He was, however, highly ambitious, and it was this ruthless drive that advanced his career. This book examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe and skilfully fashioned the image of himself that laid the foundation of the legend that endures to this day.

Sith Academy

Sith Academy
  • Author : The Dark Lords
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-10-19
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9781539626855
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Summary : This is the first book from Sith Academy, a dark side school founded by the first real Sith Order on this planet. The writings and exercises contained in this book are designed to awaken your Power-Craving - the first requirement of all would-be Dark Lords. This book will also begin to explore your "inner Dark Lord" and develop your Sith Persona - the darker, freer, more powerful being you long to be. It contains the first Echelon in our "Nine Echelons of Sith Mastery" training program, which are nine levels of training that will test your powers of mind and body to command yourself, the Force, and the world around you. This book also describes the Dark Lords' vision of the coming Sith Empire, the dark side religion and the spreading of their Temple's influence across this planet and beyond. Whether you are a dedicated disciple of the Sith Path, or are simply curious about the new way of life Sith Academy is bringing to this planet, you will find this book indispensable. Read Sith Academy: The Path of Power and be awakened, endarkened and one step closer to the summit of Sith greatness: Dark Lordship!

Pence

Pence
  • Author : Andrea Neal
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  • Release Date :2018-07-11
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 1684350387
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Summary : What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values, but to others, his ideals are the epitome of prejudice and bigotry. In Pence: The Path to Power, journalist Andrea Neal showcases how the vice president arrived at this position of influence. Neal interviews friends, family, staff, former teachers, and politicians on both sides of the aisle to reveal a multifaceted view of the self-described Christian, Conservative, and Republican–in that order–from his beginnings in a large Irish Catholic family in Columbus, Indiana, through the scandals of his first election, to his time beside Donald Trump. This candid look at Mike Pence's life exposes his unexpected path to power and the individuals who influenced him along the way.

Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
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  • Release Date :2011-11-23
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780307422095
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Summary : In Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Here, Johnson’s almost mythic personality—part genius, part behemoth, at once hotly emotional and icily calculating—is seen at its most nakedly ambitious. This multifaceted book carries the President-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II (and his artful embellishment of his record) to the foundation of his fortune (and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it). The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century. Having immersed himself in Johnson’s life and world, Caro is able to reveal the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson was not believed capable of winning, which he “had to” win or face certain political death, and which he did win-by 87 votes, the “87 votes that changed history.” Telling that epic story “in riveting and eye-opening detail,” Caro returns to the American consciousness a magnificent lost hero. He focuses closely not only on Johnson, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, but on Johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity. And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—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 dazzle.

Working

Working
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020-01-07
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0593081919
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Summary : "Turn every page" -- Robert Moses. The city-shaper ; Carbon footprint ; Sanctum sanctorum for writers -- Lyndon Johnson. LBJA ; "Why can't you do a biography of Napoleon?" ; Interviewing. "I lied under oath" : Luis Salas ; "Hell, no, he's not dead" : Vernon Whiteside ; "It's all there in black and white" : Ella So Relle ; "I wanted to be a citizen" : Margaret and David Frost ; "My eyes were just out on stems" : Lady Bird Johnson ; Tricks of the trade -- A sense of place -- Two songs -- The Paris Review interview.

The Path to Personal Power

The Path to Personal Power
  • Author : Napoleon Hill
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  • Release Date :2017-07-18
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1101992840
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Summary : This true lost manuscript from the "grandfather of self-help," Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten--until today. Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile. This concise book is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery--you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow. Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power, and achieve success that you never thought possible.

Master of the Senate

Master of the Senate
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :1167
  • ISBN : 0394720954
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Summary : Describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

The Passage of Power

The Passage of Power
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :712
  • ISBN : 0375713255
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Summary : Examines Lyndon Johnson's volatile relationships with John and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint, and recounts his accomplishments as president before they were overshadowed by the Vietnam War.