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Robert A. Caro
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For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, has three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and for Best Biography of the Year, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and 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.” In 2010, he...

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Dallas, November 22, 1963

Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $1.99

This account of the Kennedy assassination (“the most riveting ever,” says The New York Times) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and best-selling The Passage of Power. An eBook Short.

Here is that tragic day in Dallas alive with startling details reported for the first time by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 1200 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $35.00

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography



Paperback Available May, 2003

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the... Read more >

Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1232 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2003
Price: $22.00


Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his... Read more >

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Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 7, 1990
Price: $60.00

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Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $22.00

The second volume of Caro's Johnson biography, Means of Ascent carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the... Read more >
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Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson II
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $15.99

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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE


The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to 1964. It is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $35.00

Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.”

The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both... Read more >
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The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.99

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The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 960 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 12, 1982
Price: $49.95

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The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 17, 1990
Price: $22.00

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path To Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

The Path to Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 1336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 12, 1974
Price: $65.00

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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00

This is Caro's examination of how one man, Robert Moses, shaped the politics, the physical structure, and even the problems of urban decline in the city and state of New York.

Winner of both the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping)... Read more >
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