I am deep in my reading The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro. It’s great stuff.
This is the fourth book in Caro’s series on LBJ. When I finish this one, I will have read three of them; all good.
My review: Read it.
Caro is a journalist. But he is also an academic on LBJ. Get this: for his fifth book on LBJ, the 76-year-old will move to Vietnam for more research.
Joe Nocera, of the NYTimes, has a good look at Caro’s career as a writer and why being a newspaper reporter cramped his style. It’s also a good lesson in doing what you want and loving what you do.
Instead of a long review here, I will create others post here as themes, important to us here, come up throughout my journey with Caro.
I will have some stuff on the JFK assassination and an inside, never-told-story from Real TV and a Kennedy assassination video we were presented.