WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE,THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE,THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor * NewsdayThe Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career1958 to 1964. An unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy forthe1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, and of Johnson's powerlessness and humiliation in that role. With the superlativeskills of a master storyteller, Caro exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy, portraying one of America's great political feuds. In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "e;the most riveting ever,"e; we see the events of November 22, 1963,for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. And we watch ashis political geniusenables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command,and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. It is an epic story, displaying all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim The Years of Lyndon Johnson as ';one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.'