Thursday, January 16, 2014

Five top books about the civil rights movement

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on the civil rights movement:
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
by Robert A. Caro

Lyndon Johnson’s ascent to the presidency in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination was a decidedly monumental event, one that threatens to overshadow the LBJ’s considerable achievements in the province of equality. Not so in The Passage of Power, the penultimate volume in biographer Robert A. Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Caro vividly and comprehensively recounts the groundbreaking civil rights legislation that Johnson fought for, both as second - and first - in-command.
Read about another book on the list.

In 2012 the Barnes & Noble Review had a slightly different list on the same topic.

--Marshal Zeringue