Description - Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
Quite breathtaking-one of the great political biographies.' Gordon Brown'For Caro, writing a biography is writing a thriller - in Johnson's case, a western. You can't stop turning the pages-I can't recommend this book highly enough.' Michael Howard'This book stands out because it brings that pace and drama to life- it makes it almost as exciting to read the book as it would have been to be there-a magnificent history of twentieth century America.' William Hague'Regarded by many as the greatest political biography of the modern era. Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics. Compellingly readable-the breathtaking detail makes it impossible to put down.' The Times'Dazzling-awesome-Rarely will you come across a more compelling account of the nature of great power and its entanglement with massive personality. Rarely will you find another biography which is such a fascinating study of how a bad man became a power for the good.' Observer
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Author Biography - Robert A. Caro
Robert A. Caro graduated from Princeton University, later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and was for six years an investigative reporter for Newsday. His first book, The Power Broker, won the Pulitzer Prize in biography and the Frances Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. Both The Path to Power and Means of Ascent won the National Book Critics Circle Award as the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. Caro has also won the H. L. Mencken Award, the Carr P. Collins Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Caro, who lives in New York City with his wife, has served as President of the Author's Guild of Americans and as Vice President of PEN.