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Award-Winning Historian and Biographer Robert Caro Delivers a Presidential Lecture at TU


Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Robert Caro, the widely celebrated historian and biographer whose detailed, tirelessly researched writings have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize, among other honors. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 12th, he'll deliver a Presidential Lecture in the Allen Chapman Activity Center here on the TU campus. The lecture begins at 7:30pm and is free to the public. (The Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by TU's Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair.) Mr. Caro's first book, "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York," originally appeared in 1974. It's now seen as a classic work of historical biography; the Modern Library cited it as one of the 100 greatest nonfiction books of the 20th century. But Mr. Caro is perhaps more widely known and appreciated for his magisterial series of books on the life and times of LBJ: "The Path to Power" (1990), "Means of Ascent" (1991), "Master of the Senate" (2003), and "The Passage to Power" (2012). We mainly discuss this last-named volume with the author on our show today, and he adds that he's already working on the fifth and final book in his landmark "Years of Lyndon Johnson" series. (You can learn more about Mr. Caro's upcoming appearance here at TU at this link.)

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