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I finally finished Robert A. Caro’s “Master of the Senate” this morning. It’s an incredible work of art. In my professional life, I often have to read things in a hurry. I took my time with this one and savored it. I’m glad I did.

Cash money to any interviewer who asks her “oh, so you’ve read robert caro’s multivolume biography of Johnson, The Power Broker?”

Fans can’t wait for the next installment of Robert Caro’s Lyndon Johnson biography in translation. Why is the Chinese publisher holding it up?

NYHS has acquired some 200 linear feet of Robert Caro’s writings.

Robert Caro’s papers to get permanent installation in New-York Historical Society galleries

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Excellent news. The great American political biographer Robert Caro has done a deal with the New York Historical Society for them to house his huge archive and set up an exhibition. Meanwhile we eagerly await Caro’s final volume on LBJ:

Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society. by @jennyschuessler 

Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society | @nytimes 

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Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society


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This is a night of reading. Finished a chapter of Adam Hochschild’s “King Leopold’s Ghost”; a chapter of Ron Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton.” Will now do a chapter of Robert Caro’s “The Years Of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate.” #rolandsbookclub 

“.... ... All whites are created equal with certain rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead n——-s." That’s Sen. Eastland, as quoted in Robert Caro’s Master of the Senate.

Colleague on Robert Caro’s “Working” - “an inspiring — and.. as a journalist... sometimes shame-inducing — window into the...reporting, researching, writing, patience, and... will-power [behind] his reinvention of the political biography.”

On Robert Caro’s morning stroll, memories of Robert Moses.

“Clearly someone told him this because you really think Donald Trump knew that Lyndon Johnson didn’t have a chief of staff?” “You think he sat down and read Robert Caro’s five volumes?”

Gore Vidal, reviewing Robert Caro’s ‘The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,’ 1974

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