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Laration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B Johnson Library and Museum in Austin Texas; his encounters with witnesses including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses’ Cross Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ’s mistresses He gratefully remembers how after years of loneliness he found a writers’ community at the New York Public Library’s Frederick Lewis Allen Room and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books Caro recalls the moments at w. This is an odds and ends collection that functions as a brief Making Of documentary companion to his epic and essential Robert Moses and Lyndon Jo

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From the two time Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson an unprecedented gathering of vivid candid deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed booksFor the first time in his long career Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written personal pieces He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhi. Turn every page Never assume anyhting Turn every goddamned page Alan Hathaway uoted by Robert Caro Working Researching Interviewing Writing It is

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Hich he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page Taken together these reminiscences–some previously published some written expressly for this book–bring into focus the passion the wry self deprecation and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his wor. To look at the cover of this you might think Dull dry Not a bit of it If you have any interest in writing researching why you might feel compell


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  1. says:

    Turn every page Never assume anyhting Turn every goddamned page Alan Hathaway uoted by Robert Caro Working Researching Interviewing Writing It is weird to give a Caro book only four stars I've read nearly everyhing except the big Whale The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York he's writing and it seems nearly perfect H

  2. says:

    Robert Caro is one of my favorite biographers In this book Caro discusses his life but mostly provides informatio

  3. says:

    I think Caro is the greatest living writer out there may he live forever or until he finishes the last Johnson book A lot of material in this book is old stuff include in his other books or periodicals but it's still wonderful to have it compiled in one place My favorite essay in this collection was the one about importance of place where he talks about how living in the Hill Country and experiencing the barrenness of the land hel

  4. says:

    Lately a daily ritual for me is to offer a simple silent supplication or prayer for two people of advanced age – two people I have never met and whom I am sure I never will meet I pray that they will live several years in good health with continued mental acuity Robert Caro is one of these people At age 83 he is still a few years from fini

  5. says:

    Working by Robert Caro is a riveting book that basically highlights his career of bringing us no less than two Pulitzer prize winning biographies among his most commendable body of work Caro was intrigued by power and his first biography was that of Robert Moses who essentially built New York City His next endea

  6. says:

    This is an odds and ends collection that functions as a brief Making Of documentary companion to his epic and essential Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson biographies The recent New Yorker excerpt is essentially a narrative

  7. says:

    Having discovered the wonders of Robert A Caro a number of years ago I vowed that I would read all that he had written Beginning with his work on Robert Moses I was pulled into the intricate world of a biography that sought not only to explore the world of this powerful urban planner within New York State’s political realm but also the personal aspects that drove the man to shape such change While the book was massive Caro’s writing mad

  8. says:

    My first Robert Caro book and dare I say not my last?Beyond interesting Caro takes the reader behind the scenes i

  9. says:

    To look at the cover of this you might think 'Dull dry' Not a bit of it If you have any interest in writing resea

  10. says:

    Thoughts soon