The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series presents two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Robert A. Caro.
His Pulitzer Prizes for The Power Broker and Master of the Senate are just two of his many literary honors including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award and the Francis Parkman Prize. He received the National Humanities medal from President Obama in 2010.
Caro’s first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, detailed Robert Moses’ reign of power and the influence it had on the history of Caro’s native New York City. Detailed as a modern classic, this powerful nonfiction book made two top 100 lists of greatest books: Time’s top nonfiction books of all time and The Modern Library’s greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.
After 25 years of research, Caro’s latest political non-fiction is the conclusion of his four-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, which chronicles former President Johnson’s rise to power and the great tragedy that made him the most powerful leader of the free world. The LBJ volumes – The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, Master of the Senate and The Passage of Power – have set a standard in the literary world for how political biographies should be written.