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Reissued as a Bodley Head trade paperback, the second instalment of 'the greatest biography of our era' The Times

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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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The greatest biography of our era ... Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics * The Times *
Monumental ... sets a standard by which future political biographies must be judged * Telegraph *
Thrilling ... never has it been told so dramatically, with breathtaking detail piled on incredible development * New York Times *
A white-knuckle hair-raising tale ... riveting and explosive * Time *
Uputdownable ... as compulsive as any Hollywood thriller * Evening Standard *
A wonderfully detailed, magnificently readable study that gives us not only Johnson's character but also a vivid picture of America in the 1940s * Literary Review *
His depiction of Texas is as brilliant as his account of Lyndon Johnson's driven soul ... a richly rewarding book * New Statesman *

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