Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro, inscribed to the creator of 60 Minutes, Don Hewitt.
Thick octavo, xxiv, 1167pp. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, touch of wear to spine, faint soiling to top edge of text block. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light shelf wear, retail price on front flap.
Inscribed on the second free endpaper: “For Don Hewitt and Marilyn Berger, from their friend, Robert Caro. With true admiration for their own achievements. April 3, 2002.”
Don Hewitt (1922-2009) was the creator of 60 Minutes on CBS Television. His show won eight Emmy Awards and became the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. His wife, Marilyn Berger, was also a journalist, working for the New York Times and the Washington Post. This work by Robert Caro, Master of the Senate, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2002 National Book Award.