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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro review – a landmark study

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Important, awesome, compelling—these no longer summon the full flourish of trumpets this book deserves. It is extraordinary on many levels and certain to endure. He is also an extraordinary writer.

This, I thought, is how it should be done. One of the greatest nonfiction works ever written. The most unlikely subjects—banking, ward politics, construction, traffic management, state financing, insurance companies, labor unions, bridge building—become alive and contemporary. It is cheap at the price and too short by half. A milestone in literary and publishing history.

Can a democracy combine visionary leadership with effective checks and balances to contain the misuse of power? Indeed, no student of government can regard his education as complete until he has read it. It is like one of the great Russian novels, overflowing with characters and incidents that all fit into a vast mosaic of plot and counterplot. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Book Details Author: Robert A.

Caro Pages: Paperback Brand: Vintage ISBN: Description One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes,The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping and mis-shaping of twentieth-century New York city and state and makes public what few have known: In revealing how Moses did it--how he developed his public authorities into a political machine that was virtually a fourth branch of government, one that could bring to their knees Governors and Mayors from La Guardia to Lindsay by mobilizing banks, contractors, labor unions, insurance firms, even the press and the Church, into an irresistible economic force--Robert Caro reveals how power works in all the cities of the United States.

Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. He personally conceived and completed public works costing 27 billion dollars--the greatest builder America and probably the world has ever known.

Without ever having been elected to office, he dominated the men who were--even his most bitter enemy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, could not control him-- until he finally encountered, in Nelson Rockefeller, the only man whose power and ruthlessness in wielding it equalled his own.

Download or read The Power Broker: You just clipped your first slide!Convinced that African Americans had a special dislike of cold water, Caro alleges, Moses kept temperatures in one Harlem pool deliberately low to keep them away. I thought then and still do that he was the best mayor in my time. Choose the first empty field by clicking on it with the Mouse, this is now the active image field.

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By way of contrast I like to reflect on the approach of one of our own distinguished American philosophers and all-around tongue and bat athletes, Leo Durocher. But its themes are too timeless to seem dated.

Wall Street, greedy landlords, and rapacious bankers were no longer the Crabbe was aptly named.