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Caro, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 102 works in 495 publications in 4 languages and 17,401 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Unedited footage  Television news programs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert A Caro
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 4,074 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 )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 2,611 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,760 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 )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,542 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
Means of ascent by Robert A Caro( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carries Johnson from his 19th senate defeat through WWII and on to the securing of his political and economic fortunes
The path to power by Robert A Caro( Book )

75 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill country to his congressional debut
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 1,098 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 by Robert A Caro( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Lyndon Johnson's volatile relationships with John and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint, and recounts his accomplishments as president before they were overshadowed by the Vietnam War
The passage of power : the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 449 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
The years of Lyndon Johnson : means of ascent by Robert A Caro( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new -- the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caro's third volume in his series on the life of Lyndon Johnson is as riveting as its predecessors; the series comprises the most admired and compelling political biography of our era. At the heart of the book is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works, how the U.S. Senate works, how Lyndon Johnson on his way to the presidency mastered both, and how he used his power to break Southern control of Capitol Hill and to pass the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. Interweaving his narrative with a brilliantly astute and concise history of the Senate, Caro shows how political initiatives triumph or fail, and how political genius functions
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member 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
The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart
The power broker. Robert Moses and the fall of New York by Robert A Caro( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 133 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
Master of the senate : the years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Lyndon Baines Johnson's twelve years in the United States Senate 1949-1960
Master of the senate by Robert A Caro( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 117 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
Sunday morning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This segment of Sunday Morning features Robert Caro and his decades-long research and writing on Lyndon Baines Johnson
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member 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 sportswriter Robert Lipsyte
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member 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 historian Robert Cohen
 
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Alternative Names
Caro, Robert A.

Caro Robert Allan

Caro, Robert Allan 1935-

Caro, Robert Allen 1935-

Robert A. Caro

Robert A. Caro US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

Robert Caro Amerikaans historicus

Robert Caro journaliste et écrivain américain

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