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Working : researching, interviewing, writing / Robert A. Caro.

Caro, Robert A., author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 921 CAR (Text) 33500013048202 New Checked out 06/05/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525656340
  • ISBN: 0525656340
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 207 ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Summary, etc.: "Short autobiography about author's processes of researching, interviewing, and writing his books"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* "Truth takes time." That's the short answer to the question Caro is always asked: Why has it taken him so long to write his books? This engrossing and unexpectedly moving essay collection fully illuminates why and how he has spent so many years working on his massive, contextually intricate, and courageous biographies of two towering figures, Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. These masterpieces of fact-gathering, analysis, and artistry have earned Caro two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, three National Book Circle Awards, the National Humanities Medal, and many other honors. In humorous, rueful, often flat-out astonishing anecdotes, he recounts his early newspaper days and the sense of mission that drove him, with the unshakable support of his historian wife and investigative partner, Ina, to devote his life to the daunting task of illuminating the nature and impact of political power. Caro describes his assiduous reading of acres of documents and conducting hundreds of difficult interviews, always searching for telling details that bring the past to life, and how he labors over multiple drafts. As he elucidates his commitment to creating biographical history of conscience and resonance, Caro affirms the larger significance of factual precision, empathy, and expressive verve. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, ROBERT A. CARO has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award, three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Francis Parkman Prize. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Caro the National Humanities Medal. Caro graduated from Princeton, was later a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and worked for six years as an investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives with his wife, the writer Ina Caro, in New York City, where he is at work on the fifth and final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

Subject: Caro, Robert A.
Caro, Robert A.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Authorship.
Authors, American.
Authorship.
Journalists.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Autobiographies.

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