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Caro, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 396 publications in 4 languages and 16,665 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E847, B
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Most widely held works by Robert A Caro
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

176 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 7,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign
The power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,596 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member 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 William Zinsser( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member 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
The passage of power the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Lyndon B. Johnson's life from 1958 to 1964, from his presidency campaign to his time as vice president under Kennedy and his eventual becoming of president in the wake of JFK's assassination
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
Means of ascent by Robert A Caro( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member 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
The passage of power by Robert A Caro( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* The fourth volume of Robert Caro's monumental work on American President Lyndon Johnson spans the years 1958 to 1964, arguably the most crucial years in the life of Johnson and pivotal years for American history. This era saw some of the most frustrating moments of Johnson's career, but also some of his most triumphant. His battle with the Kennedy brothers over the 1960 Democratic nomination for president was a bitter one, and the ensuing years of Johnson's vice-presidency were marked with humiliation. But, thrust into power following the assassination of J.F. Kennedy, Johnson grasped the presidential role with unprecedented skill. Caro provides a fresh perspective on the extremely well-document event of the Kennedy assassination from the singular viewpoint of Lyndon Johnson, and penetrates deep into what it was like for Johnson to assume a position of such power at a time of national crisis. The Passage of Power documents Johnson's extraordinary early presidency, forcing previously abandoned bills on the budget and civil rights through an uncooperative Congress and striving to achieve what he saw to be the highest standard of office. This is a biography of a man and of his times. Caro shows a delicacy of touch and a profoundness of insight into the state of a nation under the hand of a political master. Collectively these volumes constitute a major history of America in the first three-quarters of the twentieth century
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Johnson's life from his Texas childhood through his rise to political power and his successful 1948 senatorial campaign
The passage of power by Robert A Caro( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passage of Power 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 wretched 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
The path to power : the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member 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
Means of ascent by Robert A Caro( Recording )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member 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
Means of ascent the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
The power broker. Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member 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( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member 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 by Robert A Caro( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Moses was one of the most powerful men in New York City during the 20th century. He was an appointed official who mobilized banks, contractors, labor unions, insurance firms, the press and even churches to succeed
The years of Lyndon Johnson the path to power by Robert A Caro( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the heart of the book is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. [The author] introduces the story with a dramatic account of the Senate itself: how Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun had made it the center of governmental energy, the forum in which the great issues of the country were thrashed out. And how, by the time Johnson arrived, it had dwindled into a body that merely responded to executive initiatives, all but impervious to the forces of change. [The author] anatomizes the genius for political strategy and tactics by which, in an institution that had made the seniority system all-powerful for a century and more, Johnson became Majority Leader after only a single term, the youngest and greatest Senate Leader in our history; how he manipulated the Senate's hallowed rules and customs and theweaknesses and strengths of his colleagues to change the "unchangeable" Senate from a loose confederation of sovereign senators to a whirring legislative machine under his own iron-fisted control. [He] demonstrates how Johnson's political genius enabled him to reconcile the unreconcilable: to retain the support of the southerners who controlled the Senate while earning the trust, or at least the cooperation--of the liberals, led by Paul Douglas and Hubert Humphrey, without whom he could not achieve his goal of winning the presidency. He [also] shows the dark side of Johnson's ambition ...-Dust jacket
Dallas, November 22, 1963 by Robert A Caro( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is that tragic day in Dallas alive with startling details reported for the first time by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Just as scandals that might end his career are about to break over Lyndon Johnson's head, the motorcade containing the presidential party is making its slow and triumphant way along the streets of Dallas. In Caro's breathtakingly vivid narrative, we witness the shots, the procession speeding to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the moment when Kennedy aide Lawrence O'Donnell tells Johnson "He's gone," and Johnson's iconic swearing in on Air Force One
 
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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

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