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Caro on LBJ: A Book Review and A Flood of Thoughts

by John on 05/09/2012

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.

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