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Caro, Robert A.

Working : researching, interviewing, writing / Robert A. Caro. - xxx, 207 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

"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.

"Robert A. Caro, 'one of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer' (Sunday Times), is one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, whose biographies are widely considered to be masterpieces. In Working he offers a captivating account of his life as a writer, describing the sometimes staggering lengths to which he has gone in order to produce his books and offering priceless insights into the art and craft of non-fiction writing. Anyone interested in investigative journalism and the pursuit of truth, in the writer's process and the creation of literature, in the art of interviewing or simply the psychology of excellence will find a masterclass in all these subjects within these pages. Readers already familiar with Caro's work, meanwhile, will be thrilled at the revelations on offer, including how he discovered the fiercely guarded secrets of his subjects, how he constructed the pivotal scenes in his books and the fullest description yet of his forthcoming final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson .Including several of Caro's most famous speeches and interviews alongside the new material, Working is the self-portrait of a man who knows the meaning and importance of great story-telling. It is, like all his books, an utterly riveting example of that too."--Provided by publisher.


Caro, Robert A.

Journalism--United States.
Press and politics--United States.

New York (N.Y.)--Biography.

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