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Review of "Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Vol 2)" by Robert Caro

Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” is the second volume in Robert Caro’s series covering the life of Lyndon B. Johnson.  Caro is a former investigative reporter and the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies: “ 699 more words

American History

Spending Labor Day with LBJ!

With 35 presidents, 190 biographies and about 94,000 pages completed I am finally on to a president who actually occupied the White House during my lifetime. 538 more words


The Bridges of Long Island

I flew into JFK last Sunday after many years. With the new automation at these airports, one passes through immigration much faster. I was out in no time and on the road to Long Island. 222 more words


Science and civilization

Over the last week, I picked up two books—at the annual Newberry Library and Oak Park Public Library book sales, which are always a high point of my year—that I’d been hoping to find for a long time. 1,339 more words


The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York

Format: Audiobook

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4.25

“Public service is a noble calling, one that must be based on highest ideals.”

“The city governments of the United States are the worst Christendom – The most expensive, the most inefficient and the most corrupt. 241 more words

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