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For the best account of the real thing (Chicago-style voting), read Caro’s bio of LBJ. The first volume is magnificent, the best biography I have ever read. The second volume is mostly the incredible story of how Johnson stole the 1948 Senate race. It is riveting. Both volumes are an extraordinary picture of one man’s relentless ambition. It is a must-read for understanding the American political system and the human taste for power.