By Robert A. Caro
Robert A. Caro's lifetime of Lyndon Johnson, which started with the significantly acclaimed the trail to strength, additionally winner of the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award, keeps -- one of many richest, so much in depth and so much revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In technique of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler additionally of Robert Moses within the strength dealer, incorporates Johnson via his provider in international battle II and the root of his long-concealed fortune and the evidence at the back of the myths he created approximately it. however the explosive center of the ebook is Caro's revelation of the genuine tale of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for 40 years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson needed to win or face sure political demise, and which he did win -- by way of "the 87 votes that modified history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning element in American politics: the tragic final stand of the outdated politics as opposed to the hot -- the politics of factor as opposed to the politics of snapshot, mass manipulation, funds and digital dazzle.