The author found fascinating the political power the President possessed. So, this author wrote massive volumes called Lyndon Johnson Means of Ascent, The Years of Lyndon Johnson The Path To Power, Lyndon Johnson Master of the Senate and The Years of Lyndon Johnson The Passage of Power.
The first three books details his rise from Texas voice box to the most influential majority leader in Senate history. The fourth book, The Passage of Power out recently, begins during the 1960 Presidential campaign where Johnson is out maneuvered for the Democratic nomination by the aristocratic upstart Massachusetts, Senator, John F. Kennedy.
L.B.J. helps Kennedy win the White House. But as Vice-President, Johnson is treated with disdain by the entire administration. He always had a sad expression. After Kennedy is assassinated, the book reveals in great detail how quickly L.B.J. moves to consolidate his power. He uses his first address to Congress to draw the country together and jump start Kennedy’s stalled legislative agenda.