Author of the multi-volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson”
Robert Caro appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Robert Caro talks about The Passage of Power, book four of his monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson. It follows Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most successful periods of his career—1958 to1964, when traded his powerful position as Senate Majority Leader for what became the powerlessness of the vice presidency in an administration that didn’t trust him, and then had the presidency thrust upon him when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
In his speech to the nation last Wednesday, announcing troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, President Obama said we needed to refocus on nation-building here at home. This idea echoes the massive ambitions of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s. Johnson’s situation seems to somewhat mirror President Obama’s: Johnson brought us the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid, but his broader ambitions were eventually sidelined by the fiscal necessity of Vietnam.