The Years of Lyndon Johnson  The path to power Book

The Years of Lyndon Johnson The path to power


  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Presidents
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 0712698795

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The Years of Lyndon Johnson The path to power Excerpt :

This biography tells the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The book is part of a four-volume biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson - the successor to President John F. Kennedy.

Means of Ascent Book
Score: 4
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Means of Ascent


  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307422095

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Means of Ascent Excerpt :

In Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Here, Johnson’s almost mythic personality—part genius, part behemoth, at once hotly emotional and icily calculating—is seen at its most nakedly ambitious. This multifaceted book carries the President-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II (and his artful embellishment of his record) to the foundation of his fortune (and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it). The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century. Having immersed himself in Johnson’s life and world, Caro is able to reveal the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson was not believed capable of winning, which he “had to” win or face certain political death, and which he did win-by 87 votes, the “87 votes that changed history.” Telling that epic story “in riveting and eye-opening detail,” Caro returns to the American consciousness a magnificent lost hero. He focuses closely not only on Johnson, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, but on Johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity. And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus

Sun Bear  The Path of Power Book
Score: 3
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Sun Bear The Path of Power


  • Author : Sunbear
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451672398

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Sun Bear The Path of Power Excerpt :

From a childhood spent in the forest of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, Sun Bear went on to become one of the most groundbreaking and inspiring spiritual teachers of the late 20th century. Far ahead of his time, he founded an inter-racial medicine society of teachers dedicated to sharing with others those lessons of earth harmony which they had learned through their own experience. His vision of the medicine wheel became a worldwide phenomenon that inspired many people to learn more about the earth and all their relations upon her. Almost two decades after his death, Sun Bear's lessons are even more necessary today than ever. —MarliseWabunWind.com

The Path to Power Book

The Path to Power


  • Author : Margaret Thatcher
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062047892

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In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.

Pence Book
Score: 4
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Pence


  • Author : Andrea Neal
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684350407

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Pence Excerpt :

Journalist Andrea Neal reveals a multifaceted, candid view of the self-described Christian, Conservative, and Republican—in that order—from his beginnings in a large Irish Catholic family in Columbus, Indiana, through the scandals of his first election, to his time beside Donald Trump.

Working Book
Score: 4.5
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Working


  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525656357

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Working Excerpt :

“One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer.” —The Sunday Times (London) From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books. Now in paperback, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses and to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

The Path to Personal Power Book

The Path to Personal Power


  • Author : Napoleon Hill
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992845

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The Path to Personal Power Excerpt :

This true lost manuscript from the "grandfather of self-help," Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. Napoleon Hill first wrote The Path to Personal Power in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten--until today. Discovered in the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this never-before-published work is made up of three easily digested lessons, each its own chapter: Definteness of Purpose; the Master Mind; and Going the Extra Mile. This concise book is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery--you already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow. Using these lessons, you have principles to live by that will help you stay on your own personal path to power, and achieve success that you never thought possible.

A Path to Power Book

A Path to Power


  • Author : Mack Newton
  • Publisher : Ntkd Pub
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 0965982130

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The Passage of Power Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

The Passage of Power


  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307960467

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. With a singular understanding of Johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. For the first time, in C

Hitler  the Path to Power Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hitler the Path to Power


  • Author : Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005582609

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Hitler the Path to Power Excerpt :

Explains how Hitler gained the political experience he needed to make himself the leader of Germany, covering his life up to the writing of Mein Kampf

Napoleon Book

Napoleon


  • Author : Philip Dwyer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Emperors
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN 10 : 0747566771

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A biography that examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character. During his formative years his identity was constantly shifting, his character ambiguous and his intentions often ill-defined.

Path of Power Book

Path of Power


  • Author : H. O. de Jonge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 1849635633

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Path of Power Excerpt :

Harry Olferman de Jonge was born on the 21st of February 1989 and grew up in a small town in South Africa with his grandparents. Growing up he found he had a love for a good book, which sparked the obsessive collection of as many books as possible. Days and nights were spent in front of his beloved books, until the day came that he decided to take up the pen himself. And from that came the first of what is predicted to be hundreds of stories written by an author named H.O. de Jonge.

Lyndon B  Johnson Book
Score: 3
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Lyndon B Johnson


  • Author : Robert Dallek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0195159217

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A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War. Reprint.

Wild Power Book

Wild Power


  • Author : Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781807583

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Wild Power Excerpt :

Unprecedented insight into the feminine body and on using its natural rhythms to heal, find balance and reconnect to our emotions. Your power lies in the rhythm of your menstrual cycle. Connect with your body on a deeper level to find healing, balance and wholeness. The menstrual cycle is a vital and vitalizing system in the female body, yet our understanding of and respect for this process is both limited and distorted. Few women really know about the physiology of their cycle, and many do not see it as an integral part of their health and wellbeing, let alone as a potential guide to emotional and spiritual empowerment. Wild Power tells a radical new story about feminine power. It reveals: · Your inner architecture and the path to power that is encoded in your body · How to tune in to the rhythm and changes of your menstrual cycle to realize the fullness and beauty of your authority · Three 'maps' to guide you through the energies, tasks and challenges presented as you journey through each cycle · How to work with your Inner Seasons to pace your energy, calm your nervous system and gain insight into your overall wellbeing · How to work with your cycle to channel spiritual forces, affirm your expression in the world and achieve a deep sense of belonging Written with humour, tenderness and practicality, and packed with women's stories and quotes throughout, Wild Power will restore women to wholeness and reinstate the full majesty and grace of the Feminine.

Paths to Power Book

Paths to Power


  • Author : A. W. Tozer
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066059804

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Paths to Power Excerpt :

True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say, "speak to the condition" of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation. This book is packed with truth, giving the insight on how the Holy Spirit is the power behind the Church, the Christian life, and the sustainability needed to follow Jesus.