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Reader recommendation: The Passage of Power

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By John A. Ackerman, Sahuarita Ariz. / September 7, 2012


 From LBJ's Senate days through the agonizing years as vice president to his transition and first phase of his presidency, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro, takes you into the high-level meetings and the personal conversations of all the participants in this intense, detailed, intriguing, gritty, and captivating narrative.

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