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LBJ’s Good Side & Dark Side

ROBERT A. CARO ON THE ART OF BIOGRAPHY Caro on writing about political power Caro on the working relationship between President Franklin Roosevelt and the young Lyndon Johnson Caro on his decision to move to the Texas Hill Country Caro … Continue reading

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LBJ Quotes

============ It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in. On FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, as quoted in The New York Times (31 October 1971) —- Making a speech on economics … Continue reading

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Caro’s Writing Style

This is not a style ideally suited to the chaste, narrow paragraphs of The New Yorker, especially in 1974, when it serialized “The Power Broker” in four installments that were long even then, when the magazine was so flush with … Continue reading

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