Robert A. Caro

Biographer of Lyndon Johnson (The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power, Means of Ascent and Master of the Senate) and Robert Moses (The Power Broker). Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography, the National Book Award, the Francis Parkman Prize (awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that "best exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist"), two time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the H. L. Mencken Award, the Carr P. Collins Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, and an Award in Literature and a Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Read "Beware of the Moses Revisionists" by Nicholas Von Hoffman.
From the May 22, 2007 New York Observer.

Click here to learn how Robert Caro came to write his celebrated biography of Robert Moses—and why the master builder tried to stop him.

• Biography

• Profiles

The Power Broker

     The City Shaper

The Path to Power

     My Search for Coke Stevenson

Means of Ascent

Master of the Senate

• Reviews from Great Britain

• Interview with Kurt Vonnegut

• Newspaper Career

• Contact Lectures, Inc.

• Contact Mr. Caro

Photo: Martha Kaplan


"To show power truly you not only have to show how it is used but also its effect on those on whom it is used. You have to show the effect of power on the powerless."

Robert A. Caro.