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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The research Caro must have done to write this book is amazing—and he integrates every detail seamlessly. With this fascinating and meticulous account Robert Caro has once again done America a great service.”  â€œCaro has a unique place among American political biographers,” The Boston Globe said . Please try again. LBJ took advantage of his position and his bosses absence and became de facto congressman,using his position to learn how to play politics within Washington DC. . 4941. 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