The Path to Power - Chapter 25 - 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25: Longlea - while Herman Brown was immune to flattery, newspaper owner Charles Marsh was acutely vulnerable to it. He bought a run-down newspaper and "flipped it", making several thousands of dollars by retailing it to a chain that possessed deeper pockets. He repeated this type of behavior in the right way a few times and had not had financial troubles since. Lyndon Johnson sought out the older man's affections mainly by making himself readily available as something resembling a fan. He was deferential; he was a good listener and he was a supportive helper. Longlea was an incredible location, presided over by an impressive woman who had designed the house after a place in Sussex, England. She in fact did not suffer from the competition of another woman being her husband's lover during her marriage to him. She is said to have...

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