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The Resource Working : researching, interviewing, writing, Robert A. Caro

Working : researching, interviewing, writing, Robert A. Caro

Label
Working : researching, interviewing, writing
Title
Working
Title remainder
researching, interviewing, writing
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Caro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Short autobiography about author's processes of researching, interviewing, and writing his books"--
  • "From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books. For the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. 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 felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Caro recalls the moments at which he carne to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work."--Dust jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caro, Robert A
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
  • 808.06692/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.C2528
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caro, Robert A
  • Caro, Robert A
  • Journalists
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
Working : researching, interviewing, writing, Robert A. Caro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1077960782
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 207
Isbn
9780525656340
Lccn
2018055999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077960782
Label
Working : researching, interviewing, writing, Robert A. Caro
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1077960782
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 207
Isbn
9780525656340
Lccn
2018055999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077960782

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