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Means Of Ascent

By Caro, Robert a




   For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that best "exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist."

   To create his first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Caro spent seven years tracing and talking with hundreds of men and women who worked with, for, or against Robert Moses, including a score of his top aides.  He examined mountains of files never open to the public.  Everywhere acclaimed as a modern classic, The Power Broker was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It is, according to David Halberstam, "Surely the greatest book ever written about a city." And The New York times Book Review said: "In the future, the scholar who writes the history of American cities in the twentieth century will doubtless begin with this extraordinary effort."

   To research The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Caro and his wife, Ina, moved from his native New York City to the Texas Hill Country and then to Washington, D.C., to live in the locales in which Johnson grew up and in which he built, while he was still young, his first political machine.  He has spent years examining documents at the Johnson Library in Austin and interviewing men and women connected with Johnson's life, many of whom had never before been interviewed. The first volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, The Path to Power, was cited by The Washington Post as "proof that we live in a great age of biography... [a book] of radiant excellence... Caro's evocation of the Texas Hill Country, his elaboration of Johnson's unsleeping ambition, his understanding of how politics actually work, are—let  it be said flat out—at the summit of American historical writing." Professor Henry F. Graff of Columbia University called the second volume, Means of Ascent, "brilliant.  No review does justice to the drama of the story Caro is telling, which is nothing less than how present-day politics was born."  And the London Times hailed volume three, Masters of the Senate, as "a masterpiece... Robert Caro has written on of the truly great political biographies of the modern age."
 
  "Caro has a unique place among American political biographers," according to The Boston Globe.  "He has become, in many ways, the standard by which his fellows are measured."  And Nicholas von Hoffman wrote: "Caro has changed the art of political biography."

   Caro graduated from Princeton University and later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Ina, an historian and writer.


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Robert A. Caro

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Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 2) 1st (first) Edition

Caro, Robert A. [1990] [Hardcover]

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New York, N.Y., USA: Knopf, 1990. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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Robert A. Caro

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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson II

Robert A. Caro

Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First edition. Hardback. Fine/fine. 8vo, 506 pages, cloth Second volume in this biographical study. The first volume won the National Book Award.

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New York, NY 10010, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1990. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Second volume of Caro's magisterial biographic trilogy of Lyndon Johnson, which also includes PATH TO POWER (National Book Critics Circle Award winner) and MASTER OF THE SENATE (which won both the 2002 National Book Award, and the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography), As new, unread, first edition, first printing copy, in near-fine (price-clipped) dust jacket. 506 pp, with Index. {Not remainder-marked or price-clipped} NF82/ NF67

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Caro, Robert A.

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Means Of Ascent - The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

Caro, Robert A.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. pp. xxxiv, 506. 8vo. Bound in full navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine & front board. Very good in very good dustjacket.

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Vintage. PAPERBACK. 067973371X Caro, Robert A.. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent. New York City: Vintage Books, 1990. 522pp. Indexed. Illustrated. Bibliography. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Near fine. . Fine. 1990.

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Caro, Robert A.

New York, NY: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1990 Book is very clean inside and the dust jacket has light edge wear and a label removal mark on the top outside corner.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Cloth. Very Good +/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Major Publisher.

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Good/Good. Book club edition. Jacket has several tears. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 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.

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Knopf, 1990. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/very good. First printing. Book is clean, light edge wear. Dust jacket has a crease across front top, lightly bumped at the corners near spine, inside flap states original price $24.95 and at bottom says book of the month club full main selection. We inspect all our books. We package carefully and ship quickly. Check back often for new listings.

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U.S.A.: Vintage. Soft cover. 067973371X A very nice book from private collection. Clean, tight, square copy with only light used wear. A very nice copy over all. NOT Ex-Library. NOT Remainder. . Fine. 1991.

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Robert A. Caro

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Vintage Books, 1991. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 1st printing. Pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxxiv, 522 pp. "Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 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.

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Means Of Ascent - The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

Caro, Robert A.

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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert A. Caro

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Caro, Robert A.

Knopf. Hardcover. 0394528352 No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Moderate dirt wear, wrinkling or creasing on cover or spine. Good binding. Moderate writing and highlighting. Cover has used book stickers or residue. Marker on cover or bottom edge of book. . Good.

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