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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path To Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from boyhood through the Depression years to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.
This first volume of the Johnson biography "stands at the pinnacle of the bio-graphical art" (Donald Morris, The Houston Post). "Powerful and stirring. A monumental political saga...It's an overwhelming experience to read."
--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times