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Means of Ascent

Robert Caro discussed his book The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, published by Knopf. He described his research into the life of Lyndon… read more

Robert Caro discussed his book The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, published by Knopf. He described his research into the life of Lyndon Johnson and noted that he examined approximately 629,000 pages of documents from the Johnson Presidential Library. He spoke about his work, discussing his experience as a newspaper reporter as well as his early interest in writing biography. He talked about Lyndon Johnson’s early life in Texas, his complicated relationship with Texas Congressman Sam Rayburn, Lady Bird Johnson’s evolution as a public persona, and the attitudes of former Johnson intimates about the book. close

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