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Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert A. Caro

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Book Three of Robert A. Caro's monumental work, The Years of Lyndon Johnson-the most admired and riveting political biography of our era-which began with the best-selling and prizewinning The Path to Power and Means of Ascent. Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the heart of the book is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. It was during these years that all Johnson's experience-from his Texas Hill Country boyhood to his passionate representation in Congress of his hardscrabble constituents to his tireless construction of a political machine-came to fruition. Caro introduces the story with a dramatic account of the Senate itself: how Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun had made it the center of governmental energy, the forum in which the great issues of the country were thrashed out. And how, by the time Johnson arrived, it had dwindled into a body that merely responded to executive initiatives, all but impervious to the forces of change. Caro anatomizes the genius for political strategy and tactics by which, in an institution that had made the seniority system all-powerful for a century and more, Johnson became Majority Leader after only a single term-the youngest and greatest Senate Leader in our history; how he manipulated the Senate's hallowed rules and customs and the weaknesses and strengths of his colleagues to change the "unchangeable" Senate from a loose confederation of sovereign senators to a whirring legislative machine under his own iron-fisted control. Caro demonstrates how Johnson's political genius enabled him to reconcile the unreconcilable: to retain the support of the southerners who controlled the Senate while earning the trust-or at least the cooperation-of the liberals, led by P

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

54h 6m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:31


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:00


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:10


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:27


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:29


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:56


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:58


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:07


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:33


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:43


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

00:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:40


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:13


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:33


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:50


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:20


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:26


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:44


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:03


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:12


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:54


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:00


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:53


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:46


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:52


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:17


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:33


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:03


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:30


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:00


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:10


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:36


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:23


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:03


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:26


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:30


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:31


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:12


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:24


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:12


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:44


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:33


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:33


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:56


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

01:23


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:34


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:00


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:18


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:04


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:49


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:31


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:20


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:31


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:04


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:34


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:11


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:44


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:28


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:44


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:17


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:23


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:53


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:06


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:30


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:14


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:01


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:12


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:06


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:35


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:25


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:14


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:30


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:01

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