Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.
Elizabeth Mantz is a Collections & Content Strategies librarian with Western Libraries.
Today, he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
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‘Reading’ and listening to the audio book for the first volume in Robert A. Caro’s four-volume The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Path to Power. I came across the reference while I was reading a book review of another political biography, which mentioned Caro set the gold standard in this genre. I thought about reading the book, but it’s just under 800 pages, so I opted for the audiobook (more portable). It’s been an absolutely fascinating account of Johnson’s earliest years in the Texas Hill Country to his failed first run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. I’ve already downloaded the second volume, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent.
My viewing consists solely of MLB baseball because my family are St. Louis Cardinals fans.
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