The Path to Power by Robert Caro

"The Path to Power" is a detailed biography of a U.S. president, tracing his life from his birth and upbringing in a poor rural community, through his college years, and onto his early political career. The book explores his personal and professional struggles, his ruthless ambition, and his relentless drive for power. It provides a deep insight into his character, his accomplishments, and the controversial methods he used to achieve his goals.

The 3021st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 132

Since this book was first published in 1982, there is a penalty of 12.8%. The age adjusted score is 115.1.

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