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


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The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is 'simply one of the best non-fiction books in English of the last forty years' (Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times): a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by 'the greatest political biographer of our times' (Sunday Times); chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time and by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a Sunday Times Bestseller; 'An outright ...

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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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