During May’s BIO conference, Lyndon Johnson biographer Robert Caro was presented with the BIO Lifetime Achievement Award—a moment that brought the crowd enthusiastically to its feet. On receiving the award, Caro gave a typically thoughtful—and moving—speech on one of my favorite topics, the importance in biography of “sense of place.” It’s all great stuff–and take it from someone who lives here, you will never hear the U.S. Capitol building described quite so majestically anywhere else. You’d be running, too.
Confused? Don’t be. Have a look, and enjoy: