Robert Allan Caro
October 30, 1935
New York City, U.S.
|The Power Broker|
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Ina Sloshberg (m. 1957)
Famous works[change | change source]
Caro wrote The Power Broker (1974), a biography of New York urban planner Robert Moses. Iy was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century. He has since written four of a planned five volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson (1982, 1990, 2002, 2012), a biography of the former president.
Awards[change | change source]
He has won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography, two National Book Awards (including one for Lifetime Achievement), the Francis Parkman Prize, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the H.L. Mencken Award, the Carr P. Collins Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, the D.B. Hardeman Prize, and a Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Legacy[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Marquis Biographies Online". Search.marquiswhoswho.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
- "Princeton Alumni Weekly - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
- Leland, John (May 4, 2012). "Rising Early, With a New Sentence in Mind". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- Boeing, G. (2017). "We Live in a Motorized Civilization: Robert Moses Replies to Robert Caro". SSRN: 1–13. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2934079. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317570292_We_Live_in_a_Motorized_Civilization_Robert_Moses_Replies_to_Robert_Caro. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
- 100 Best Nonfiction —Modern Library
- Charles McGrath (April 12, 2012). "Robert Caro's Big Dig". The New York Times.
- Alex Shephard, Theodore Ross (December 1, 2016). ""There's No Check on Trump Except Reality": A Q&A with Wayne Barrett". New Republic.
- Christopher Buckley (2014). But Enough About You: Essays. Simon & Schuster. p. 300.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Caro Appearances on C-SPAN
- Booknotes interview with Caro on Means of Ascent, April 29, 1990
- In Depth interview with Caro, April 7, 2002
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Caro about the writing of his fourth volume, January 4, 2009
- Part one of C-SPAN Q&A interview with Caro about the finished book, The Passage of Power, May 6, 2012
- Part two of C-SPAN Q&A interview with Caro about The Passage of Power, May 20, 2012