Robert Caro’s Continuing Odyssey: Daring the Life-Line Calendar?

Or: Does He Really Expect to Publish #5 Before His Time is Up? Who Says He Isn't Concerned with the "Age Issue"? Isn't it Obvious? Mr. Caro had a very productive career in research/writing and publishing his much-ballyhooed LBJ biography (what he calls "the study of power and its usage"). His books spanned over four … Continue reading Robert Caro’s Continuing Odyssey: Daring the Life-Line Calendar?

“Turn Every Page” Caro + Editor Gottlieb Will Star in New Movie – See the Trailer Here!

And, Why I Am Giving Them Free Advertising for Their Chicanery [Click on image to open link to new page with link to a 2 minute trailer] In my previous blog (October 17th) I expressed my surprise that one of my many posts regarding Robert Caro's prevarications had made it to No. 9 on internet … Continue reading “Turn Every Page” Caro + Editor Gottlieb Will Star in New Movie – See the Trailer Here!

Contradictions Within Robert Caro’s Works: Exposing a Legacy Built on Mythology?

Within my 12/03/2020 blog titled “Lyndon B. Johnson’s World War II Service – and “War Experiences” I described different aspects of the ever-changing official version of LBJ’s and the federal government’s pronouncements about his being awarded the Silver Star for his WWII “combat experience.”  In a rather paradoxically-humorous manner, there are so many versions of what … Continue reading Contradictions Within Robert Caro’s Works: Exposing a Legacy Built on Mythology?

A Vietnam Veteran’s Lament: ‘What Might Have Been?’

The Vietnam-era veterans, above any other Twentieth-Century or earlier wars, deserve a kind of "make-up" honor, not only for their original service, but for the negative and desultory treatment they were met with after their return home. In Mr. Dettrey's case (as in untold others as well), still another measure of gratitude and honor is due for the medical malpractice he subsequently endured that left him disabled and consequently destroyed what was remaining of his life.

Why JFK Went to Texas

John B. Connally, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson JFK:  “He* sure seemed anxious for me to go to Texas” * John Connally (ergo, Lyndon Johnson) after Connally’s White House visit six weeks before The Big Event That was a very odd thing for President Kennedy to say, given that he had invited Texas Governor … Continue reading Why JFK Went to Texas

Something’s Rotten in the State of Texas

The Mysterious Murder of Texas Deputy Sheriff Sam Smithwick, a man "Who Knew Too Much" And Notes on an Important News Article: "Something's Rotten in the State of Texas" Colliers magazine — June 9, 1951 In 1951, Colliers was one of the several widely-read, nationally distributed news and entertainment magazines in the United States. Authors … Continue reading Something’s Rotten in the State of Texas

Another Astute Reader Notices Things that Robert Caro Overlooked . . .

"Robert Caro’s Blind Spot" Why does the exhaustive biographer overlook Lyndon Johnson’s virulent misogyny? Writing in Slate Magazine, Joshua Kendall notes that, in addition to those items I've referenced, Mr. Caro has left out a lot of material related to LBJ's treatment of women. Interesting about the response he received from Mary Margaret Wiley when … Continue reading Another Astute Reader Notices Things that Robert Caro Overlooked . . .