25 April 2019

Working; Robert A. Caro

Working: Researching, Interviewing, WritingWorking: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unlike most of Caro's work, this is a very quick read. My initial thoughts were that this is was disappointing but that's only because I'd just watched Caro's interview on Q&A, where much of this was repeated virtually verbatim. Beyond that, this is the perfect book to highlight how a serious researcher does the work: turning over every page, asking questions (then knowing to "SU") and re-asking questions. It also made me wonder about future researchers looking at modern figures and events and the absence of any paper trail given our electronic era.

I've already recommended it to my History Department for their annual research prize and for a summer reading list that will be published by MPOW.

eARC provided by publisher.

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