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January 4, 2009
Robert Caro
LBJ Biographer
Robert Caro BIO:
WORK AS POLITICAL HISTORIAN:
·Wrote his first book, “The Power Broker: Robert Moses & the Fall of New York,” after leaving a career as a newspaper journalist
·Has published three books of an ongoing, multi-volume biography of Pres. Lyndon Johnson. He’s finishing work on the fourth volume
·Has won multiple awards for biography, including two Pulitzer Prizes

PREVIOUS:
·Worked for Newsday as an investigative reporter
BOOKS
·The Power Broker: Robert Moses & the Fall of New York (Alfred A. Knopf, 1974)
·The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power (Alfred A. Knopf, 1982)
·The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent (Alfred A. Knopf, 1990)
·The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)

EDUCATION:
·1957 graduate of Princeton University

PERSONAL:
·Native of New York City




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Info: Our guest is political historian Robert Caro. Mr. Caro gained national recognition in 1974 with his first book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of New York political boss Robert Moses called "The Power Broker." He then began work on a multi-volume biography of President Lyndon Johnson, picking up another Pulitzer in 2003 for the most recent volume, "Master of the Senate." He's currently working on the fourth volume. The program was taped in his New York City office.





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