Books by Robert A. Caro

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert A. Caro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"The Johnson project deserves equal praise."
The fourth volume of one of the most anticipated English-language biographies of the past 30 years. Read full book review >
MASTER OF THE SENATE by Robert A. Caro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2002

"Magisterial, exhaustive, and highly literate, a Plutarch (or perhaps Suetonius) for our time: would that all political biographies were so good."
Volume III of Caro's ongoing life of LBJ, taking in the period from 1949 until Johnson's ascension to the vice presidency under John F. Kennedy in 1960. Read full book review >
MEANS OF ASCENT by Robert A. Caro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1990

"I, The Path to Power, was named best nonfiction book of 1982 by the National Book Critics Circle, while Caro's 1974 biography of Robert Moses, The Power Broker, won a Pulitzer."
Received too late for review: Vol. Read full book review >
THE PATH TO POWER by Robert A. Caro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1982

"One is appalled by Johnson—and awed."
Depth of research and depth of feeling make the difference. Read full book review >
THE POWER BROKER by Robert A. Caro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1974

"However, Caro's tremendous, artfully compiled detail, based on dozens of interviews and exhaustive source-hunting, ensure that The Power Broker will be acclaimed as the definitive monument to Moses, as well as a key study of the web of political figures connected with, and against, Moses' career."
At the height of his power Robert Moses was emperor of nearly all New York State public works—bridges, highways, housing, parks, electrical power, the World's Fair and the United Nations—without ever holding elected office. Read full book review >