The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Hardcover – Deckle Edge, July 12, 1974
by Robert A. Caro (Author)
For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century.
Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens--the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses--and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller.
Hardcover: 1336 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (July 12, 1974)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.6 x 9.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds