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Working : researching, interviewing, writing

by Caro, Robert A. (Author)

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • "Turn every page"
  • ROBERT MOSES. The city-shaper ; Carbon footprint ; Sanctum sanctorum for writers
  • LYNDON JOHNSON. LBJA ; "Why can't you do a biography of Napoleon?" ; INTERVIEWING. "I lied under oath": Luis Salas ; "Hell, no, he's not dead": Vernon Whiteside ; "It's all there in black and white": Ella So Relle ; "I wanted to be a citizen": Margaret and David Frost ; "My eyes were just out on stems": Lady Bird Johnson ; Tricks of the trade
  • A sense of place
  • Two songs
  • The Paris Review interview.
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