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  • Published: 25 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473572416
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240


Researching, Interviewing, Writing

'One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer' (Sunday Times) offers a riveting account of his working life and the art and craft of non-fiction

Robert A. Caro is one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, whose landmark biographies are widely hailed as masterpieces.

This is the captivating account of his life as a writer, describing the sometimes staggering lengths to which he has gone in order to produce his books and offering priceless insights into the craft of non-fiction writing, be it the pursuit of truth, the writer's process, the art of interviewing or the creation of literature.

Including several of Caro's most famous speeches and interviews as well as new material, thisis the self-portrait of a man who knows the meaning and importance of great story-telling - and, like all his books, is an utterly riveting example of that too.

  • Published: 25 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473572416
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Robert A Caro

Robert A. Caro has been described as ‘the greatest political biographer of our times’ (Sunday Times) and ‘the most revered historian of his generation’ (New York Times). His first book, The Power Broker,published in 1974, was described in 2015 as ‘one of the greatest non-fiction works ever written’ (Sunday Times) and his ongoing multi-volume work The Years of Lyndon Johnson has been described as ‘the greatest biography of our era’ (The Times). With these books he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award and three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also been awarded virtually every other major literary honour, including the National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, the highest award in the humanities given in the United States. Born in 1935, he graduated from Princeton University, later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and was an investigative reporter for Newsday for six years. 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.

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Praise for Working

One of the greatest non-fiction works ever written

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times, on The Power Broker

Irresistibly readable, an outright masterpiece

David Sexton, Evening Standard, on The Power Broker

A stupendous achievement . Caro's style is gripping, indeed hypnotic, and he squeezes every ounce of drama from his remarkable story

Vernon Bogdanor, Independent, on The Power Broker

I think about Robert Caro and reading The Power Broker back when I was twenty-two years old and just being mesmerized

Barack Obama on The Power Broker

A breathtakingly dramatic story [told] with consummate artistry and ardor . It showcases Mr Caro's masterly gifts as a writer

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, on The Years of Lyndon Johnson

My book of the year, by a landslide majority . The adjective 'Shakespearean' is overused and mostly undeserved but not in this case

Robert Harris, Guardian, on The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Regarded by many as the greatest political biography of the modern era

The Times on The Years of Lyndon Johnson


Kathleen Burk, History Today, *Books of the Year*

Charming, inspiring and still at it; if you've ever wanted to know how a great write does it, you have reached your destination.

Strong Words, *Books of the Year*

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