Robert A. Caro
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Robert A. Caro

Robert Allan Caro (born October 30, 1935) is an American journalist and author known for his celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson.

After working for many years as a reporter, Caro wrote The Power Broker (1974), a biography of New York urban planner Robert Moses, which 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.

For his biographies, he has won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography, the National Book Award, the Francis Parkman Prize (awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that "best exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist"), two 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.
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    • The Power Broker

    • Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 66 hrs and 9 mins
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    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
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    • By Casper Paludan on 07-30-14

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    • On Power

    • By: Robert A. Caro
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    • By Anna on 09-04-17

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    • Means of Ascent

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
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    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President....

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    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 12-29-13

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    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
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    Master of the Senate carries 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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    • By Hoppie on 03-15-14

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