A Look at the National Book Critics Circle Nominees - Biography
Lyndon Johnson is proving as powerful in print as he was in office. Robert Caro's mammoth third volume about the consummate American politician so dominated the National Book Award ceremony in November that reporters in attendance were writing up their leads before the winner was announced.
Now, "Master of the Senate" has entered its next battlefield: The National Book Critics Circle. Caro has won twice before, but the 24 members of the NBCC board who make the final decision have the benefit of hindsight to help distinguish their choice from the glitzier National Book Award. It's difficult to gauge how that desire for variety will play into their freewheeling …
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