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Caro, Robert A.

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Works: 99 works in 458 publications in 3 languages and 17,364 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Unedited footage  Television news programs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E847, B
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Publications about Robert A Caro
Publications by Robert A Caro
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The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )
154 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 7,114 libraries worldwide
Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign and eventual presidency
The power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( Book )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,611 libraries worldwide
This is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man-an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
The third volume in the author's monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson, following The Path to Power and Means of Ascent, describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction
The years of Lyndon Johnson : the passage of power by Robert A Caro( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
In volume four of this biography, Robert Caro follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career -- 1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin's bullet to reach its mark. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Caro gives us an account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing also the extent of Robert Kennedy's efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. Caro exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy's younger brother, portraying one of America's great political feuds. Yet Robert Kennedy's overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. Caro describes what it was like for this politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. We see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. We see how within weeks he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy's death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the War on Poverty. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson's life -- and in the life of the nation -- The Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation
Extraordinary lives : the art and craft of American biography by Robert A Caro( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
Here, six eminent biographers explain the pleasures and problems of their craft of reconstructing other people's lives. The result is a book rich in anecdote and in surprising new information about a variety of famous Americans.David McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find "The Unexpected Harry Truman."Richard B. Sewall describes his twenty-year search for the elusive poet, Emily Dickinson.Paul C. Nagel tells us about "The Adams Women" - four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams family.Ronald Steel, author of a much-honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist, recalls in "Living with Walter Lippman," how the life of the biographer can become entwined with that of his subject.Jean Strouse, on the trail of J. P. Morgan, discusses the fact that "there are two reasons why a man does anything, a good reason and a real reason."Robert A. Caro reveals the frustrations of trying to unearth the true facts about Lyndon Johnson, a man who went to great pains to conceal them.Together, these six biographers take us through a gallery of unique American lives - most of them moving, many of them startling, and all of them extraordinary
Means of ascent by Robert A Caro( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
The second volume of Robert A. Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, which chronicles his service in World War II and examines the controversy surrounding his win in the 1948 Texas Democratic senatorial primary by eighty-seven votes
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Covers Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction
Sunday morning ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
This segment of Sunday Morning features Robert Caro and his decades-long research and writing on Lyndon Baines Johnson
Means of ascent : the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Carries Johnson from his 19th Senate defeat through WWII and on to the securing of his political and economic fortunes. 2nd in trilogy
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This film is part 2 of an interview with Robert A. Caro, author of Years of Lyndon Johnson
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This film is part 1 of an interview with Robert A. Caro, author of Years of Lyndon Johnson
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This film is part 3 of an interview with Robert A. Caro, author of Years of Lyndon Johnson
The path to power : the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Lyndon B. Johnson's path to the White House began as an impoverished youth in Texas. Listen to the story of the near superhuman ambition, energy and determination as he begins his path as a child of the Depression to his first win as a Congressman. From his crushing defeat for Senate, to his reaching of his goal for power at age 31
The power broker. Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( file )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone--a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century
The power broker. Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century
The power broker. Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Covers Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate
 
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Alternative Names
Caro, Robert Allan 1935-
Caro, Robert Allen 1935-
Robert A. Caro US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor
Robert Caro Amerikaans historicus
Robert Caro journaliste et écrivain américain
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