Our Events

Special Event

Robert A. Caro, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, with Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

- Fully Registered

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM | The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street | open to the public | $15 per person | advance registration required

THIS EVENT IS FULLY REGISTERED. TO JOIN THE WAITLIST, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE EVENTS OFFICE AT 212.288.6900 x230 or events@nysoclib.org.

For the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences - some previously published, some written expressly for this book - bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award, three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Francis Parkman Prize. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Caro the National Humanities Medal. Caro graduated from Princeton, was later a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and worked for six years as an investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives with his wife, the writer Ina Caro, in New York City, where he is at work on the fifth and final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

With profound insights and making use of extensive research, Brenda Wineapple's The Impeachers dramatically evokes the pivotal period in American history when the country was rocked by the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president - Andrew Johnson.

Brenda Wineapple is the author of several books including Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, named a best book of the year by The New York Times, among other publications; White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Hawthorne: A Life, winner of the Ambassador Award for Best Biography of the Year; and Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Her numerous other honors include a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, two National Endowment Fellowships in the Humanities, and, most recently, a National Endowment Public Scholars Award. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians and regularly contributes to major publications such as The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and The Nation.

Price 
$15.00