Reviews

  • "One of the greatest non-fiction works ever written"

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times, on The Power Broker
  • "Irresistibly readable, an outright masterpiece"

    David Sexton, Evening Standard, on The Power Broker
  • "A stupendous achievement … Caro’s style is gripping, indeed hypnotic, and he squeezes every ounce of drama from his remarkable story"

    Vernon Bogdanor, Independent, on The Power Broker
  • "I think about Robert Caro and reading The Power Broker back when I was twenty-two years old and just being mesmerized"

    Barack Obama on The Power Broker
  • "A breathtakingly dramatic story [told] with consummate artistry and ardor … It showcases Mr Caro’s masterly gifts as a writer"

    Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, on The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • "My book of the year, by a landslide majority … The adjective ‘Shakespearean’ is overused and mostly undeserved but not in this case"

    Robert Harris, Guardian, on The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • "Regarded by many as the greatest political biography of the modern era"

    The Times on The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • "In Working…[Caro] describes how he gathers material and puts words on the page. Anyone trying to write in any form will devour it… [it] tells you how the best of it gets done"

    Evening Standard, *Book of the Week*