Gallery: LBJ the Power Broker

On August 28, 1963, the White House hosted a meeting with the leaders of the March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. is third from left. (Wikimedia Commons)

“In the most recent volume, Caro weaves the dark and bright threads tightly together. The dark Johnson bemoans his emasculation as vice president, longing for the power that will restore his self-esteem. The bright Johnson emerges from Kennedy’s shadow ready to act on behalf of those who need his help.” -- H.W. Brands, “Johnson the Power Broker”

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