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Bentley | 27466 comments This is the thread which will focus on the Table of Contents and the Syllabus of The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

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Bentley | 27466 comments Here is the Table of Contents (thanks to Bryan Craig):

Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Introduction: "What the hell's the presidency for?" ix

Part I: Johnson vs. Kennedy: 1960

Chapter 1 The Prediction 3
Chapter 2 The Rich Man's Son 27
Chapter 3 Forging Chains 54
Chapter 4 The Back Stairs 109
Chapter 5 The "LBJ Special" 144

Part II: "Rufus Cornpone"

Chapter 6 "Power Is Where Power Goes" 159
Chapter 7 Genuine Warmth 176
Chapter 8 "Cut" 199
Chapter 9 Gestures and Tactics 251
Chapter 10 the Protégé 275

Part III Dallas

Chapter 11 The Cubicle 307
Chapter 12 Taking Charge 319

Part IV: Taking Command

Chapter 13 Aboard Air Force One 339
Chapter 14 Three Encounters 373
Chapter 15 The Drums 378
Chapter 16 EOB 274 391
Chapter 17 The Warren Commission 437
Chapter 18 The Southern Strategy 452
Chapter 19 "Old Harry" 466
Chapter 20 "The Johnsons in Johnson City" 484
Chapter 21 Serenity 503
Chapter 22 "Old Harry" II 552
Chapter 23 In the Books of Law 558
Chapter 24 Defeating Despair 571
Chapter 25 Hammer Blows 587
Chapter 26 Long Enough 598

Debts, Sources, Notes 607
Index 693


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Bentley | 27466 comments Here is the Syllabus:


Week ONE - September 17th - September 23rd -> Introduction and Chapters ONE and TWO p. ix - 53
Introduction and ONE – The Prediction and TWO - The Rich Man's Son
Week Two - September 24th - September 30th -> Chapter THREE p. 54 - 108
THREE - Forging Chains
Week Three - October 1st - October 7th -> Chapters FOUR and FIVE p. 109 - 158
FOUR - The Back Stairs, FIVE - The "LBJ Special"
Week Four - October 8th - October 14th -> Chapters SIX and SEVEN p. 159 - 198
SIX - "Power Is Where Power Goes," and SEVEN - Genuine Warmth
Week Five - October 15th - October 21st -> Chapter EIGHT p. 199 - 250
EIGHT - "Cut"
Week Six - October 22nd - October 28th -> Chapters NINE and TEN p. 251 - 306
NINE - Gestures and Tactics and TEN - The Protégé
Week Seven - October 29th - November 4th -> Chapters ELEVEN and TWELVE p. 307 - 338
ELEVEN - The Cubicle and TWELVE – Taking Charge
Week Eight - November 5th - November 11th -> Chapters THIRTEEN and FOURTEEN p. 339 - 377
THIRTEEN - Aboard Air Force One and FOURTEEN - Three Encounters
Week Nine - November 12th - November 18th -> Chapters FIFTEEN and SIXTEEN p. 378 - 436
FIFTEEN - The Drums and SIXTEEN - EOB 274
Week Ten - November 19th - November 25th -> Chapters SEVENTEEN and EIGHTEEN p. 437 - 465
SEVENTEEN - The Warren Commission and EIGHTEEN - The Southern Strategy
Week Eleven - November 26th - December 2nd -> Chapters NINETEEN and TWENTY p. 466 - 502
NINETEEN - "Old Harry" and TWENTY - "The Johnsons in Johnson City"
Week Twelve - December 3rd - December 9th -> Chapters TWENTY ONE and TWENTY TWO p. 503 - 557
TWENTY ONE - Serenity and TWENTY TWO - "Old Harry" II
Week Thirteen - December 10th - December 16th -> Chapters TWENTY THREE, TWENTY FOUR, TWENTY FIVE, TWENTY SIX p. 558 - 606
TWENTY THREE – In the Books of Law, TWENTY FOUR - Defeating Despair, TWENTY FIVE - Hammer Blows, TWENTY SIX - Long Enough
Week Fourteen - December 17th - December 23rd -> Book as a Whole

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Cheryl (ckenned) I like the schedule...three and a half months, fifty pages a week, and finished before the holidays!


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Bentley | 27466 comments Yes, that is right. Here we try to allocate a reasonable amount of reading per week. So that you have time to participate and/or read other materials/books too.


Cheryl (ckenned) Obviously the schedule is well thought out for the consideration of readers. Thanks!


Tomerobber | 334 comments Thanks so much for putting this together Bentley . . I'm excited. :-)


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Bentley | 27466 comments Your welcome but special thanks must go to Bryan for executing the schedule.


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Bentley | 27466 comments Tomerobber and Cheryl - this should be an exciting read.


Theresa | 79 comments already on chapter 1. I can't wait to start discussing it. It's a very interesting read so far.


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Bryan Craig | 11243 comments Theresa wrote: "already on chapter 1. I can't wait to start discussing it. It's a very interesting read so far."

Great, jump right in.


Anita (anita931) | 6 comments I just checked out the book yesterday from the library, so far its going great though i might be a little behind in the reading, but i'll catch up. :)


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Bryan Craig | 11243 comments No worries, glad you can join us.


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