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“These books are epically, at times even comically, overlong, and yet they are also, quite literally, epic in ambition and achievement. Caro is clearly trying to write the epic poem of The American Century, with tall, jug-eared, foul-mouthed LBJ as his flawed tragic hero.”
-Michael Bourne reviews Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power

OK, so the entire LBJ biography as of now probably weighs several pounds. But we’re talking several pounds of magisterial writing!

millionsmillions:

These books are epically, at times even comically, overlong, and yet they are also, quite literally, epic in ambition and achievement. Caro is clearly trying to write the epic poem of The American Century, with tall, jug-eared, foul-mouthed LBJ as his flawed tragic hero.”

-Michael Bourne reviews Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power

OK, so the entire LBJ biography as of now probably weighs several pounds. But we’re talking several pounds of magisterial writing!

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