Reviews

  • "Monumental… For many politicians it is the finest book on politics… Magnificent…the tension between the fraud and ruthlessness that repulsed political liberals and the reaction of voters to whom he delivered, make Caro’s book the ultimate political story"

    Daniel Finklestein, The Times
  • "This extraordinary work will remain essential reading for decades to come"

    Richard Lambert, Financial Times
  • "A true story of huge personalities, bloody assassinations, loves, hatreds and betrayals (and the Kennedy family) that renders it by turns gripping, sensational and immensely depressing… A white-knuckle rollercoaster ride… Magisterial"

    Andrew Roberts, Telegraph
  • "A work of pure genius"

    Steve Akehurst, Huffington Post UK
  • "A work of greatness, of such acute observation of politics that its insights are applicable far beyond [its] time and place"

    Independent
  • "Caro’s strength as a biographer is his ability to probe Johnson’s mind and motivations… Riveting… A rollercoaster tale"

    The Economist
  • "Brilliant... Important... Remarkable... With this fascinating and meticulous account of Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service"

    Bill Clinton, New York Times Book Review
  • "As riveting as a thriller… The next book will crown an achievement in presidential biography unmatched among presidential histories"

    David Hendricks, Houston Chronicle
  • "Caro sets the gold standard for modern political biography ... we can only hope we are fortunate enough to see this monumental work reach its long-awaited conclusion"

    Tim Soutphommasane, New Statesman
  • "One of the most ambitious single-handed literary enterprises in our time"

    James M. Murphy, TLS