Robert Caro on Writing Biographies

Robert Caro delivered the 2009 Leon Levy Biography Lecture. He presented his thoughts on giving the reader a sense of the setting of… read more

Robert Caro delivered the 2009 Leon Levy Biography Lecture. He presented his thoughts on giving the reader a sense of the setting of the action in a biography. He talked about how he does his research and writing, focusing his remarks on the yet to be published final book of his multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson which examines his years in the White House. 

Robert Caro is the author of several books including The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 and a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, that includes the titles, The Path to Power, Means of Ascent and Master of the Senate that was the winner of the National Book Award in 2002 and Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

This event of the Leon Levy Center for Biography was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Elebash Recital Hall of the Center for the Humanities of the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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New York, New York, United States
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Oct 31, 2009
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  • Oct 31, 2009 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2009 | 10:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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