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❮Download❯ ➹ The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Urban studies & biography ➾ Author Robert A Caro – Ad325ddsc.merlotmotorsport.co.uk 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 Brokeris a huEverywhere 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 Brokeris 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 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 happensthe way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehousesand brings to light a bonanza of vital 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 ButThe Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a manan 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 beachesand 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 Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor He was held in fearhis dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him He was he claimed above politics above deals; and through decade after decade the newspapers and the public believed Meanwhile he was developing his public authorities into a fourth branch of government known as Triborougha government whose records were closed to the public whose policies and plans were decided not by voters or elected officials but solely by Mosesan immense economic force directing pressure on labor unions on banks on all the city's political and economic institutions and on the press and on the Church He doled out millions of dollars' worth of legal fees insurance commissions lucrative contracts on the basis of who could best pay him back in the only coin he coveted power He dominated the politics and politicians of his timewithout ever having been elected to any office He was in essence above our democratic system Robert Moses held power in the state for 44 years through the governorships of Smith Roosevelt Lehman Dewey Harriman and Rockefeller and in the city for 34 years through the mayoralties of La Guardia O'Dwyer Impellitteri Wagner and Lindsay He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollarshe was undoubtedly America's greatest builder This is how he built and dominated New Yorkbefore finally he was stripped of his reputation by the press and his power by Nelson Rockefeller But his work and his will had been done.

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 Brokeris 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 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 happensthe way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehousesand brings to light a bonanza of vital 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 ButThe Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a manan 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 beachesand 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 Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor He was held in fearhis dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him He was he claimed above politics above deals; and through decade after decade the newspapers and the public believed Meanwhile he was developing his public authorities into a fourth branch of government known as Triborougha government whose records were closed to the public whose policies and plans were decided not by voters or elected officials but solely by Mosesan immense economic force directing pressure on labor unions on banks on all the city's political and economic institutions and on the press and on the Church He doled out millions of dollars' worth of legal fees insurance commissions lucrative contracts on the basis of who could best pay him back in the only coin he coveted power He dominated the politics and politicians of his timewithout ever having been elected to any office He was in essence above our democratic system Robert Moses held power in the state for 44 years through the governorships of Smith Roosevelt Lehman Dewey Harriman and Rockefeller and in the city for 34 years through the mayoralties of La Guardia O'Dwyer Impellitteri Wagner and Lindsay He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollarshe was undoubtedly America's greatest builder This is how he built and dominated New Yorkbefore finally he was stripped of his reputation by the press and his power by Nelson Rockefeller But his work and his will had been done.

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