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Presidency of LBJ by Robert A. Caro

Presidency of LBJ

by Robert A. Caro


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1 Hr. 29 Min.
The Forum Network hosts Robert Caro in this probing look at President Lyndon B. Johnson. Caro is now writing his fourth volume on the life of LBJ, a series that has charted a complicated legacy which pits early success in the Senate with Civil Rights reform against later failure with the Vietnam war. From very early on, Caro felt LBJ's story had a dual purpose; this is not just the story of a man with an insatiable (sometimes vicious) thirst for power, it's also the story of how vital the Senate is in checking the abuse of said power. Caro feels that though he had his flaws, Johnson used his power compassionately once it was attained, and in many ways, it was this compassion that led to his later humbling.

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