The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

By Robert A. Caro

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The Passage of strength follows Lyndon Johnson via either the main difficult and so much positive interval of his career—1958 to 1964. An exceptional account of the conflict among Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations at the back of Kennedy's selection to provide Johnson the vice presidency, and of Johnson’s powerlessness and humiliation in that function. With the superlative abilities of a grasp storyteller, Caro exposes the savage animosity among Johnson and Robert Kennedy, portraying one in all America’s nice political feuds.
In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which the recent York instances known as "the so much riveting ever," we see the occasions of November 22, 1963, for the 1st time via Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. And we watch as his political genius allows him to know the reins of the presidency with overall command, and, inside weeks, make it absolutely his personal, surmounting unparalleled stumbling blocks so one can satisfy the top goal of the place of work. it truly is an epic tale, exhibiting the entire narrative strength and illuminating perception that led the days of London to acclaim The Years of Lyndon Johnson as “one of the actually nice political biographies of the fashionable age.”

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First were high-powered stations of 500 to 1,000 watts and between 300 and 545 meters on the radio dial. These stations were to serve wide areas with no interference; prohibited from using phonograph records, they were required to present live music. Second were stations with a maximum of 500 watts, operating between 222 and 300 meters—stations intended to serve a smaller area without interference. Third were low-powered stations, all on 360 meters and all required to share time to avoid interference; many of these stations, therefore, operated only during the day to avoid the interference caused by the sky wave reflection of the amplitude modulation (AM) signal over long distances after dusk.

Participation in the League of Nations. For the preceding few years, since the end of his presidency in 1921, he had been largely ignored and virtually forgotten. But the day after his speech, some 20,000 people crowded the streets in front of his home in Washington, urging him to come out to talk to them and be cheered. The Coolidge and Wilson events were among the first examples of the power of the media to affect and even control politics. As programming and technical proficiency grew, so did the problems that come from unregulated competition.

Within a year it had become clear that advertising was probably the only viable financing method. ” H. V. Kaltenborn begins radio commentary. Ten millionth Ford auto is produced. 1924 Third National Radio Conference calls for the establishment of the standard broadcast band between 550 and 1,500 kc. 16 A broadcast production at Chicago station KYW. Courtesy Westinghouse. Still, stations were stymied. AT&T’s earlier agreements with stations, giving them permission to use its transmitters, included exclusive rights for AT&T to any advertising (or “toll broadcasting,” as it was then called) on those stations.

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