First Edition of The Path To Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Inscribed by Robert A. Caro to Critic Alfred Kazin

  • The Path To Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

The Path To Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

Item Number: 2772

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.

First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author to famed critic Alfred Kazin, “For Alfred Kazin- whose books have provided me with more than a little inspiration. Robert A. Caro May 9, 1983.” Light wear, else fine in a near fine dust jacket.

The first book in the author's acclaimed biography of President Lyndon Johnson, which went on to win the National Book Critics Circle Award. "Proof that we live in a great age of biography . . . [a book] of radiant excellence . . . Caro's evocation of the Texas Hill Country, his elaboration of Johnson's unsleeping ambition, his understanding of how politics actually works are---let it be said flat out---at the summit of American historical writing" (Washington Post).