Robert A. Caro
The Passage of Power (Knopf, $35.00), book four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental five-part The Years of Lyndon Johnson, displays all the energy and insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see Johnson trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for the powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it would also be the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. Come hear one of America’s great biographers tell of one of America’s most fascinating and enigmatic public figures.
Robert A. Caro's appearance is cancelled.