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Robert Caro on Understanding a President Through the Rooms He Occupied

There are facts in journalism, but there are other truths hidden in the room. In this 2016 Paris Review interview with James Santel, Robert Caro, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson, gives a masterclass on how to report on a subject’s behavior, his environment, his breath, and the cushiness […]

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As the Lyndon Johnson biographer prepares to release his fourth volume examining the former president, a look at how Caro came to spend “36 years and 3388 pages” on LBJ: Johnson, who all along predicted an early end for himself, died at 64. Caro is already 76, in excellent health after a scary bout with […]