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Robert Caro

Killing It at the Guild Hall Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you know her seemingly effortless performances, you what he means. She went on to present the first lifetime achievement award of the night, for visual art, to photographer Ralph Gibson.

Hamptons Journal: Anthony Bourdain and 'Masters of Sex' on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

At Guild Hall, when Florence Fabricant asked CNN's Anthony Bourdain at a recent Q&A, which country was most surprising, he quickly answered Iran. Most Americans have not been there, and I seized a moment of opportunity.

A Guide to Four Exceptional E-Book Singles About JFK's Assassination

Howard Polskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

Four e-book singles relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been published this fall, timed to the 50th anniversary of his murder. All four are exceptional examples of long-form journalism.

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Part One)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Given its epic flaws and omissions, it's little wonder that the Warren Report, which the Commission presented to President Johnson with great fanfare on September 28, 1964, has been over the years widely condemned as a monumental government fraud.

The President Needs a New Bag -- Motivational Interviewing

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

People don't change their behavior and attitudes because you tell them to. Instead, they react to being told what to do by erecting defensive barriers and hunkering down.

Orson Welles' Timeless Take on American Politics

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Orson Welles' observations on American and world politics, even 30 years later, are relevant for our times.

WATCH: Robert Caro Reveals What Lyndon Johnson Called His Penis

Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

Robert Caro is undoubtedly the expert on Lyndon Johnson. Four of his five-part series The Years of Lyndon Johnson have so far been published, winning ...

Robert Caro Wins Again

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Historian and author Robert Caro has won yet another award. Caro's latest Lyndon Johnson book, "The Passage of Power," has received the M...

Robert Caro Awarded $50,000 Prize

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Robert Caro has won yet another literary prize, this one worth $50,000. The New-York Historical Society announced Thursday that Caro had ...

Caro Is Right About LBJ: I Know, I Was There

Newton N. Minow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Simply put, the LBJ I knew hungered for power, and knew he knew how to use it. The Kennedy I knew grudgingly but genuinely admired LBJ's ability. Robert Caro's book reminded me of a sad conversation I had with LBJ during the time he was languishing in the vice presidency.

The One Book Review Robert Caro Cares About

Al Eisele | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
Al Eisele

Robert Caro says he doesn't pay much attention to what reviewers write about his books, but he paid plenty of attention to what one reviewer wrote about The Passage of Power, the fourth and latest volume of his monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson.

Obama: The Black LBJ

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Johnson rose through the legislative ranks as a segregationist Southerner, so when he ended a speech to a joint session of Congress with the phrase "We shall overcome," Johnson fundamentally changed the American political landscape.

Both Sides: Caro on LBJ-BHO, Huff/Matalin on a Gay Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgHuffington/Matalin discuss how the shunned VP found his voice "in the crack of a gunshot." What can Obama learn from a "political genius" who unified the country on rights but divided it over war?

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

Robert Caro: Lyndon B. Johnson's Climb To The Top

Posted 05.01.2012 | Books

From Zoë Triska, Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from Chapter One of Robert Caro's fourth volume on Lyndon B. Johnson, "The Passage of P...

Ryan Grim

Robert Caro Praises Reid: 'The Other Side Is Intractable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harry Reid, as majority leader of the United States Senate, has done "a terrific job," according to the most celebrated historian of the...

Robert Caro On His New Lyndon Johnson Volume

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — Robert Caro receives the most interesting mail. "I get letters, constantly, saying, `I see your book's coming. I hope you're going t...

Laws and Sausages

Gary Hart | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

If a majority of Americans don't want to know what goes on behind the corridors of power, it is because they assume, or are constantly told by cynical media chatterers, that it is a corrupt system being used against them.

The Greatest Biographer Who Has Ever Lived

Esquire | Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Robert Caro has spent thirty-eight years writing the biography of one man. The fourth volume of that work, like its three predecessors a giant achieve...

Robert Moses and the Second Avenue Subway

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 04.28.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

The world was allegedly created in six days (God rested on the seventh day), so why is it taking New York City so long -- some 90 years, or possibly longer -- to create the Second Avenue Subway?

Unauthorized, But Not Untrue

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kitty Kelley

The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage. The authorized b...

Why Doesn't Ken Auletta Want My Money? (the Case for Selling Books by the Chapter)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

Ken Auletta recently noted, without any apparent evidence to support his claim, "no one, with the possible exception of students, will want to buy a single chapter of most books."

The Second Energy Revolution

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wallace Turbeville

Today, the federal government is considering a second revolution in energy. The concerns today are threats to our future well-being: climate change and dependence on foreign sources of fuel.

Applying Historical Lessons to Health Care Reform

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cunningham

In the health care fight, perhaps Rahm Emmanuel and Company might have benefited from looking at President Lyndon Baines Johnson's approach to the various Civil Rights bills that passed on his watch.

Why Can't Obama Be More Like LBJ?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

We are unlikely to ever again see the likes of LBJ -- or of the huge changes he crafted in our society -- and we are just now starting to understand what we have lost.