The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York


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Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, The Power Broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the twentieth century. Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time ...

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Tim R

Feb 7, 2016

Five star book. Five star service.

Not just a great book by the future biographer of LBJ. The Power Broker arrived in excellent condition, as promised from Fairlane Books. I can heartily recommend both the title and the seller.

Mark C

Nov 8, 2015

Robert A. Caro at his best

Having read all the available LBJ biographies and rating Caro the best biographer I have ever read, I wanted to read everything he has written. The Moses biography is the rest and my only wish is that Caro had added a bit more (of context--for which there wasn't space) to make two volumes. The picture of an amazingly brilliant, successful and flawed man was rich, documented and compelling.

sam h c

Jul 13, 2012

Excellent Biography

This is an excellent and insightful book. Caro later
used the same research and writing prowess which he displayed here to produce his volumes on LBJ.


Jul 15, 2010

Brilliant Book.

Might be the best I've ever read - on politics, power and urban development. Fascinating and terrifying, the aggression and intelligence of one man putting democracy aside and ruling NYC and NY State like an emperor.

Lots of American History from early to mid-20th century as well.

1200 pages - but shifting perspectives and a brilliant writer.

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