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Robert A. Caro

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Robert A. Caro


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in New York, The United States
October 30, 1935

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A former investigative reporter for Newsday, Robert Caro is the author of The Power Broker (1974), a biography of the urban planner Robert Moses which he won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize. President Obama said that he read the biography when he was 22 years old and that the book "mesmerized" him. Obama said, "I'm sure it helped to shape how I think about politics."

Caro has also written four biographies on Lyndon Johnson, including The Path to Power (1982), Means of Ascent (1990), and Master of the Senate (2002), and The Passage of Power (2012), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently at work on a fifth and final volume about Lyndon Johnson
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Average rating: 4.33 · 111,174 ratings · 7,163 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Means of Ascent

4.22 avg rating — 24,683 ratings — published 1990 — 20 editions
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The Path to Power

4.34 avg rating — 22,407 ratings — published 1982 — 28 editions
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Master of the Senate

4.36 avg rating — 21,322 ratings — published 2002 — 26 editions
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The Power Broker: Robert Mo...

4.42 avg rating — 18,520 ratings — published 1974 — 19 editions
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The Passage of Power

4.33 avg rating — 17,377 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Working: Researching, Inter...

4.43 avg rating — 5,174 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
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On Power

3.90 avg rating — 1,024 ratings5 editions
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Dallas, November 22, 1963

4.31 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson...

4.70 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 2013
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson...

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“But although the cliche says that power always corrupts, what is seldom said ... is that power always reveals. When a man is climbing, trying to persuade others to give him power, concealment is necessary. ... But as a man obtains more power, camouflage becomes less necessary.”
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power

“If you can’t come into a room and tell right away who is for you and who is against you, you have no business in politics.”
Robert A. Caro, The Path to Power

“President Kennedy’s eloquence was designed to make men think; President Johnson’s hammer blows are designed to make men act.”
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power

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