Stay Tuned: Campaign “Spying” & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)

Show Notes

Stay Tuned Episode 04/11/19

Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Check out Preet’s book, “Doing Justice”!

THE Q&A

BILL BARR & THE MUELLER REPORT

KIRSTJEN NIELSEN & THE “ACTING” CABINET

THE INTERVIEW

ROBERT CARO

Books:

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

The Power Broker

The Path to Power

Means of Ascent

Master of the Senate

The Passage of Power

SENATE DESKS

“Desk Jockeying in the Senate Creates a Hotbed of Intrigue,” WSJ, 1/7/03

“Names Listed inside the Desk Drawer,” Senate Chamber Desks

ROBERT MOSES

“Robert Moses: An Atlantic Portrait,” The Atlantic, Feb 1939

“Robert Moses, Builder, Left Behind His Power Tool,” NYT, 2/14/07

“Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92,” NYT, 7/30/81

“One Man’s Dream, Blissful Jones Beach Is Like No Other Place,” NYT, 9/28/97

“Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC subway system,” Curbed, 7/27/17

“Cross Bronx Expressway: Historical Overview,” NYC Roads

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

LBJ Presidential Library

“Lyndon Bains Johnson,” United States Senate

“Lyndon B. Johnson,” PBS

“The American Promise,” Lyndon Johnson’s speech to Congress, 3/15/65

“The Great Society at 50,” WaPo, 5/17/14

“Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam,” NYT, 2/24/17

“How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act,” The Atlantic, April 2014

“Lyndon Johnson left office as a deeply unpopular president. So why is he so admired today?” WaPo, 3/30/18

“LBJ and Sad Irons,” Texas Escapes, 9/10/10

LBJ SPEECH WRITERS

“The LBJ the Nation Seldom Saw,” LBJ Presidential Library, former LFB speechwriter Rob Hardesty

“Richard Goodwin: The Speechwriter Who Named the ‘Great Society,’” Politico, 12/30/18

“Horace Busby, 76, Ex-White House Aide and Johnson Adviser,” NYT, 6/3/00

AL SMITH

“Alfred E. Smith Dies Here at 70; 4 Times Governor,” NYT, 10/4/44

“Frank and Al: A Tale of two New Yorks,” Politico, 3/4/14

R.P. BLACKMUR

“Blackmur, Richard P.” Princeton Companion, 1978

ANTHONY TROLLOP

Anthony Trollop, The Palliser Novels

“Trollope Trending,” New Yorker, 4/27/15

BOB WOODWARD

“Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism,” Writer’s Digest, August 1996

BELLE MOSKOWITZ

“Belle Moskowitz,” Jewish Women’s Archive

THE BUTTON

KURT VONNEGUT

“Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84,” NYT, 4/11/07

Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1998)  

Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House (2014)

Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1999)

Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions (1999)

Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan (1998)

Vonnegut, Slapstick (1999)

Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (2007)

 

WILLIAM GOLDMAN 

Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1989)

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