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Apr 3, 2023Liked by Ruth Franklin

On Caro, I don’t agree about the first volume. I think it’s a fascinating look at Texas politics but to be evenhanded about it, that could be because I knew very little about Texas before I read the book. As a frequent (although not lately) reader about Lincoln I’d be loath to criticize Donald. From there it goes downhill. In volume 2 he makes LBJ’s opponent the good guy but he was no saint. The one criticism I read (can’t remember where) about volume 3 is that Caro made a relatively minor Civil Rights bill the focus or theme of the book.

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