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Means Of Ascent

By Caro, Robert A




   For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that best "exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist."

   To create his first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Caro spent seven years tracing and talking with hundreds of men and women who worked with, for, or against Robert Moses, including a score of his top aides.  He examined mountains of files never open to the public.  Everywhere acclaimed as a modern classic, The Power Broker was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It is, according to David Halberstam, "Surely the greatest book ever written about a city." And The New York times Book Review said: "In the future, the scholar who writes the history of American cities in the twentieth century will doubtless begin with this extraordinary effort."

   To research The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Caro and his wife, Ina, moved from his native New York City to the Texas Hill Country and then to Washington, D.C., to live in the locales in which Johnson grew up and in which he built, while he was still young, his first political machine.  He has spent years examining documents at the Johnson Library in Austin and interviewing men and women connected with Johnson's life, many of whom had never before been interviewed. The first volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, The Path to Power, was cited by The Washington Post as "proof that we live in a great age of biography... [a book] of radiant excellence... Caro's evocation of the Texas Hill Country, his elaboration of Johnson's unsleeping ambition, his understanding of how politics actually work, are—let  it be said flat out—at the summit of American historical writing." Professor Henry F. Graff of Columbia University called the second volume, Means of Ascent, "brilliant.  No review does justice to the drama of the story Caro is telling, which is nothing less than how present-day politics was born."  And the London Times hailed volume three, Masters of the Senate, as "a masterpiece... Robert Caro has written on of the truly great political biographies of the modern age."
 
  "Caro has a unique place among American political biographers," according to The Boston Globe.  "He has become, in many ways, the standard by which his fellows are measured."  And Nicholas von Hoffman wrote: "Caro has changed the art of political biography."

   Caro graduated from Princeton University and later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Ina, an historian and writer.


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Caro, Robert A.

London: The Bodley Head, 1990. BC1 - A first UK edition first printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, light scratches and rubbing, some light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book lightly cocked, some bumped corners, some light stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Second book in a multi volume work that will stand as the political biography of our time. 9.5"x6.5", 506 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1990 The DJ is unclipped, no internal marks or writing. This is the second book in the series following The Path to Power. Unread!. Later Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. 506 pages, 6 3/4 X 9 1/2 inches. This tome weighs 2 pounds 9 ounces.

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Knopf, 1990-03-07. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. (1st) Large, thicker, heavy book, quality dark blue cloth, very bright gilt author's name at center front, very bright gilt lettering on spine, gray color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 506 pages. DJ glossy white with blue, red and gray lettering, praise for Volume I on back. DJ has micronick at spine top edge. Near Very Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Very Fine.

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Robert A Caro

Paperback. New. With this, the second volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro enters into the central narrative of his magisterial biography - one of the richest, most intensive and revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. Here we have Johnson's service in the Second World War and

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New York: Knopf, 1990. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1st printing. 506 pp. Index. Fine book (no markings) / Fine dust jacket (price not clipped). A clean, fresh copy.

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Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1990. VG/VG, hardcover. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Knopf, 1990-03-07. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition, no additional printings indicated. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; text also very good; light edge-wear to boards, gilt titling on spine and front board remains bold. Light edge-wear to unclipped dust jacket ($24.95). NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. Due to the size/weight of this book extra charges to apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1990. Nice and tight, brief owner initials and date to first endpaper.. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1990. Nice and tight, almost a grade higher; related news article glued to f. pastedown.. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+.

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Vintage. Used - Like New. 1991. First Edition. Paperback. Small publisher's mark on text block. Otherwise, Fine.

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NY: Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. hardcover. 0394528352 . DJ slightly stained ; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.70 inches .

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Knopf, 3/7/1990. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.

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Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1990. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. In the second part of a trilogy concerning Lyndon Johnson, we are treated to the middle years of LBJ and his early years in government. Includes an Index. ISBN: 0394528352.

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Random House Inc. Used - Acceptable. May have underlining, highlighting, margin notes, significant shelf wear, and/or missing discs. Damaged item.

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Knopf, 1990-03-07. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition. Prior library item with normal library markings. Has some adhesive residue, and torn paper inside the cover where the library removed the card holder.

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