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Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson 3
The third volume of Caro's unparalleled bio of LBJ takes its subject from his election to the Senate in 1947 to the small yet significant triumph of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, shortly before he became JFK's vice president. This entails a fascinating, capsule history of the Senate, especially how power works (and doesn't work) there and how legislation gets blocked and passed. Background for the Civil Rights act involves a rehearsal of many of the sign...
The Power Broker
Robert Moses was a man of great intelligence, imagination, competence and, initially, integrity. As he aids those in elected office he gains power to sculpt New York City and its environs in an increasingly independent manner, ultimately wielding more power than the elected governors and mayors. His contempt for the poor leads him to decisions that do harm to their neighbourhoods, options for recreation, and self-esteem. In remaking New York, he cause...
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