Tag Archives: Robert Caro

Hey, Jeff Bezos: Welcome to the Amazone!

For several months now, online giant Amazon has been leaning on publishing pygmy Hachette in order to exact more, well, tribute for its bookselling. Improbably, Hachette has fought back, taking a hatchet to the Beast of Bezos. From Deadline Hollywood: Grisham, … Continue reading

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Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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NYT Needs a Subscription to TNR

Yesterday’s New York Times featured Sam Tanenhaus’ fulsome preview of the new Broadway production of “All the Way,” Robert Schenkkan’s play about Lyndon Johnson’s push for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Times piece calls it “[t]he story of a ruthless … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Caro Di Tutti Cari Interview

Excellent Robert Caro interview in the Weekend Wall Street Journal: Robert Caro: Political Power—How to Get It and Use It Asked to define “political power”—the motif of his multivolume biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson—historian Robert Caro falls silent. “I don’t … Continue reading

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