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  • Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)

  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 890

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • combine these into one book

  • By Hoppie on 03-15-14

Incredible Biographer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-07

Caro makes this biography of LBJ as riveting as a fictional, political thriller. Despite the length of the audio, I could not stop listening until it was done. Caro has written 2 other LBJ biographies, as well as a biography of Robert Moses that I wish were available as audio programs. As soon as they are, I'll be getting them. Note: the narrator is excellent as well - very easy to listen to.

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