The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By Robert A. Caro. Knopf, $35 (9780679405078).


Wedged between LBJ’s triumphant Senate career and his presidency, this riveting fourth volume in Caro’s acclaimed series addresses the 1960 presidential campaign, the three frustrating years as vice president, and the transition between the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. A fascinating character study. (Top of the List winner—Adult Nonfiction.)




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The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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