Historian recognized as Janet Weis Fellow

By Alexander Slavitz

Writer

Robert A. Caro, who will be giving a talk Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, was recently named the 2011 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters.

Caro is notable political historian. His work is admired by many, including President Barack Obama, who has cited one of Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning books, “The Power Broker,” as having had a distinct influence on his perception of politics.

Caro is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies and has been the recipient of many other prestigious literary awards. He is currently working on a final volume of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s biography, provisionally titled “The Presidency.”

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