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December 17, 2012


The Best Book of 2012

The top book on Michiko Kakutani's list of her 10 favorite books of 2012: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro.

"In the latest installment of his magisterial, multivolume biography, Mr. Caro uses his wondrous narrative gifts to tell the dramatic story of how Johnson was catapulted to the White House in the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and how he used his potent political skills to push his predecessor's civil rights legislation through Congress and lay the groundwork for his own revolutionary war on poverty."












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