The Path to Power - Chapter 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

Robert Caro
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Chapter 5: The Son. Lyndon was named when he was three months old, after a crisis. The crisis was caused by the fact that each parent had a legitimate agenda for naming the baby. The issue was resolved when the wife refused to make breakfast one morning until after they had named their infant. They named him Lyndon Baines Johnson. Lyndon is the name of one of the father's favorite lawyer friends. Baines is Rebekah's maiden name. Johnson is Sam's surname and Rebekah's married name. Lyndon had a few quirks growing up. One was that he found means to run away and to hide himself. This developed into a special family specific drama. At one point a large bell was hung so that it could be rung, not at meal times, but to indicate that Lyndon had gone missing and the search must begin. This seems...

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