Robert Caro The Transition Analysis

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Robert Caro, the author of the prize winning 2010 biography of president Lyndon B. Johnson in the excerpt “The transition”. The Transition, details the tragic story of the day of assassination of JFK the 35th president of U.S. Johnson himself, had to step into the role of president of the United States straight after the assassination of JFK. Robert Caro’ style of writing of descriptive language and infusion of imagery. These two English techniques together, creates a suspenseful and overwhelming “gripping narrative” for his readers to thoroughly enjoy.
Robert Caro, uses descriptive language throughout the biography “The transition”. “A moment after the first shot was fired...he was now lying spread-eagled across the trunk of the spreading
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Johnson hoped it “in breaking the will of the North Vietnamese leadership” (A. Pollock, 19951), this for countless of reasons did not succeed successfully. As for the leaders of Vietnam managed to effectively find defences against the constant bombing raids. Despite the low numbers of air forces, Vietnam was also allies to China, The Soviet Union this concluded to North Vietnam’s allies being “able to replace many materials destroyed by the bombing” (A. Pollock, 1991). On March 1065, the first US soldiers came to Da Nang, to quickly decrease the amount of defence on the borders. Johnson continued sending American troops over to defend South Vietnam, or “South Vietnam would be [at] lost” (A. Pollock, 1991). May, 1965 US Commander in Vietnam General ordered for 180,000 men, in prevention of South Vietnam falling into communists. In nine weeks, Johnson sent over 99,000 US troops to Da Nang. “We cannot be defeated by force arms. We will stand in Vietnam” (A. Pollock, 1991), due to South Vietnam falling, so did Johnson and “The Great …show more content…
Had planned a surprise attack onto the South Vietnam, specifically targeting the military targets this proceeded for 3 weeks. America’s reaction to the Tet Offensives, made the U.S public more powerfully against the involvement of the Vietnam war. Many individuals from the public, were against helping South Vietnam in the war. These people included senators and members of the administration, Clark Clifford (the president’s new secretary in defense) advised the president “to consider withdrawing US forces” (Pollock,1995) this was a turning point for America. This was also a time, Robert Kennedy (the brother of the previtttous president) came into election against Johnson for presidency. On the 31st of March 1968, Johnson announced involvement in the regards to the Vietnam war. “US troops levels in Vietnam would not increase… America was ready to negotiate for peace” (Pollock,1995), with the indication that Johnson wish to not be re-elected for the following year. Due to he wanted to properly concentrate in “bringing the war in Vietnam to an end” (Pollock,1995). In Johnson’s own privacy he had a heart condition, which he suffered from 2 heart attacks during 1950’s. Johnson knowing that he would not be able to win, against his opponent Robert Kennedy. Forced him to not seek re-election, along with his own health

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