biography, LBJ, Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power, The Transition, The Years of Lyndon Johnson
I just finished Robert A. Caro’s The Transition, an excerpt* (April 2 The New Yorker ) from his soon to be published fourth volume, The Years of Lyndon Johnson biography.
This excerpt describes the day LBJ took over the Presidency, and, like everything else in Caro’s LBJ biography, it’s a page turner.
If you know the three previous volumes, you know what to to expect from Caro. And he doesn’t disappoint.
If you don’t know Caro or haven’t read any of the LBJ biography, you have a treat in store, a long one. His first volume, The Path to Power came out in 1982 and was about 900 pages. It was a page turner.