While some people believe that the fourth volume the passage of power covers the presidency of lyndon johnson it actually covers roughly 1958 63 with the majority of time spent on the 1960 election and its aftermath his time as kennedys vice president and the transition following his assassination. Robert a caro robert caro is the author of the power broker robert moses and the fall of new york and the years of lyndon johnson biographiesthe biographies include national book award finalists the path to power 1982 and the passage of power 2012 and national book award winner master of the senate 2002more about this author . The author of the multivolume biography the years of lyndon johnson has won shelves of awards and they are well deserved the series fourth huge volume the passage of power has just arrived to much fanfare ten years after its predecessor master of the senate the fanfare too is well deserved. The first volume of the years of lyndon johnson the path to power was cited by the washington post as proof that we live in a great age of biography a book of radiant excellence a book of radiant excellence . The passage of power follows lyndon johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career 1958 to 1964 it is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as senate majority leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a vice president in an administration that disdained and distrusted him
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