When the brilliant American biographer, Robert A. Caro, first approached the task of writing a biography of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, he was confronted by a monumental challenge. The librarians at the Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas informed Caro, who had just completed an acclaimed biography of Robert Moses, entitled The Power Broker, that the presidential archives totalled 32 million pages of documents.
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