I felt that this was a poor sister to the parents of this book. The previous Caro editions were, to me, rivieting. This one, however, was rather a bore. He used the quotes of columnists, newsper accounts, and excerpts so frequently that I thought someone else was writing it. To fill in the spaces, he repeated many quotes and thoughts two, three, and four times. the extensive bibliography and after-section took up fully a third of the tome. It was as if he were trying to fill in the pages in order to comply with a requirement for length. Poor job, Mr. Caro. I will purchase the follow-on after I fully check it out.