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The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro
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May 26, 12

Recommended to Nick by: Twitch
Read from May 19 to 22, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This fourth and final volume of The Johnson Years is an excellent wrapup, and almost as good as the third volume. The series overall I give two stars. It ought have been, at most, two volumes. The unceasing repetition of quotes, stories, and at times whole pages of material was infuriating in the extreme, and I don't at all understand how Caro came to be considered the "master of the policial biography". His earlier work on Robert Moses, The Power Broker, was far batter. I'm kind of depressed, honestly, at just how crappy this series was at times.
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Aaron Wolfson Is it worth reading the whole thing, or even an individual volume?


Nick Black It's not worth reading any one volume without the others (*maybe* the third?), and it's not worth reading the entire thing (especially now that I realize there's an upcoming fifth book which might of course get robert jordaned).


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