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The Passage Of Power

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson

by Robert A. Caro

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Robert Caro has spent decades researching Lyndon Johnson's life; previous books in his massive biography of Johnson told the story of Johnson's rise to national prominence. In this fourth volume, Caro takes up Johnson's dismal years as vice president and his sudden presidency, which he used to shepherd the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 8, 1964. AP hide caption

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Vice President Spiro Agnew (right) and former President Lyndon Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from the stands at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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