Robert Caro Talks Lyndon Johnson, Music and the 1960s

April 15, 2018
Robert Caro has been thinking a lot about the 1960s. The Pulitzer Prize winning historian shared some observations this weekend — and some insights into his famously thorough research — during a 45-minute address at the New-York Historical Society, where hundreds gathered for a "Weekend with History." Caro has been immersed in the decade as he writes the fifth, and presumed last, of his Lyndon Johnson books. He spoke of Johnson's passage of the Voting Rights Act and other domestic programs and of his tragic decision to commit hundreds of thousands of ground troops in Vietnam, a conflict which led to his 1968 announcement that he wouldn't seek reelection. Read more…
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