Archives: Lyndon Johnson

Robert Caro’s interviewing trick; something new in Nashville; and reader recommendations for the cold winter: newsletter, Feb. 1, 2019

February 4, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, newsletter, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (x) on Friday, February 1, 2019.   Despite snow interruptions in East Tennessee (and much, much worse elsewhere), this has been a busy week of discoveries and revelations. Another volume in the Baseball Joe series has been uploaded — see the list below • Read More »

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Lyndon Johnson biographer Caro reveals a secret weapon of interviewing

January 30, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Robert Caro’s magisterial four volumes on Lyndon Johnson is, in my view, one of the great works of nonfiction of the 20th and 21st centuries. They will stand for many decades as an amazing work of prose and scholarship. Volume 4, which covers Johnson’s vice presidency and his taking over the presidency after the assassination • Read More »

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50 years ago, Harrison Salisbury did not win the Pulitzer Prize

April 11, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news, reporters, reporting.

[button link=”http://dl.bookfunnel.com/iygwd1dtrg” style=”tick” color=”silver” bg_color=”#adadad” border=”#080708″ window=”yes”]Free ebook: KILL THE QUARTERBACK[/button]   Fifty years ago when the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded, politics — not merit — kept Harrison Salisbury from winning the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. This week’s announcement (see below) of the latest prizes brings this sad tale to mind. Salisbury was a • Read More »

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