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Although long, especially when listened to as an audio book it was a rewarding read. There are many lessons - not the least of which is that Robert Moses was very smart and focused. He also made An epic story of Robert Moses's career spent transforming the New York area, especially in parks, bridges, roads and housing. Moses built on an incredible scale. Certainly he made terrible
Well, great. Something has gone deeply wrong in the market here. If only there were some way to convey three and a half pounds of information across the ocean in less than a month and for a reasonable price. If you're going to sully the Caro read with Cliff's Notes, you may as well just read the Wikipedia page. Obviously I'm not going to.
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The Power Broker is a brilliant masterpiece detailing the rise to power of incredibly influential New Yorker Robert Moses. It is also pages long, not including an page notes section or the index. Thus, suffering from excruciating back pain in the name of reading the Power Broker on a subway commute has become something of a hazing ritual among true, diehard New Yorkers. Read the Power Broker on the subway and you will look up to silent nods of approval from your fellow straphangers. The Statue of Liberty will smile at you from afar, and your MTA karma points will forever increase by 7.
Smith and Franklin D. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man—an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches—and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of never sufficient highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. How, inevitably, the accumulation of power became an end in itself.
Sam Aug 13, AM Although I have read it twice I was looking to download it to my kindle as a gift for a friend. It is kind of tough to carry on mass transit every day going to and from work. Thanks for taking the time to read this. On Amazon there is a link you can click: "Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle.