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[Ebook] The Power Broker By Robert A. Caro – Eiyo.us

The Power Broker One Of The Most Acclaimed Books Of Our Time, Winner Of Both The Pulitzer And The Francis Parkman Prizes, The Power Broker Tells The Hidden Story Behind The Shaping And Mis Shaping Of Twentieth Century New York City And State And Makes Public What Few Have Known That Robert Moses Was, For Almost Half A Century, The Single Most Powerful Man Of Our Time In New York, The Shaper Not Only Of The City S Politics But Of Its Physical Structure And The Problems Of Urban Decline That Plague Us Today.In Revealing How Moses Did It How He Developed His Public Authorities Into A Political Machine That Was Virtually A Fourth Branch Of Government, One That Could Bring To Their Knees Governors And Mayors From La Guardia To Lindsay By Mobilizing Banks, Contractors, Labor Unions, Insurance Firms, Even The Press And The Church, Into An Irresistible Economic Force Robert Caro Reveals How Power Works In All The Cities Of The United States Moses Built An Empire And Lived Like An Emperor He Personally Conceived And Completed Public Works Costing 27 Billion Dollars The Greatest Builder America And Probably The World Has Ever Known Without Ever Having Been Elected To Office, He Dominated The Men Who Were Even His Most Bitter Enemy, Franklin D Roosevelt, Could Not Control Him Until He Finally Encountered, In Nelson Rockefeller, The Only Man Whose Power And Ruthlessness In Wielding It Equalled His Own.

[Ebook] The Power Broker  By Robert A. Caro – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 1344 pages
  • The Power Broker
  • Robert A. Caro
  • English
  • 14 February 2017
  • 0394720245

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] The Power Broker By Robert A. Caro – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    This is definitely the greatest book that I have ever read.Midway through adolescence, I began wondering a bit which life event would finally make me feel like an adult Of course I had the usual teenaged hypotheses, and acted accordingly to test some of them out Getting drunk Having sex Driving a car Going to college None of these things did make me feel grownup in many instances, their effect was t...


  2. says:

    At nearly 1,200 pages of text not including endnotes and the index , Robert Caro s The Power Broker is a big book And despite its uniformly excellent quality its Pulitzer Prize is well deserved I felt every single one of those pages This book came to dominate my reading time, to the extent that I started using my reading time to do other things, like watching erotic thrillers on Netflix streaming video Like I said, it s not a bad book Actually, it s a great book Therefore, as I plodded At nearly 1,200 pages of text not including endnotes and the index , Robert Caro s The Power Broker is a big book And despite its uniformly excellent quality its Pulitzer Prize is well deserved I felt every single one of those pages This book came to dominate my reading time, to the extent that I started using my reading time to do other things, like watching erotic thrillers on Netflix streaming video Like I said, it s not a bad book Actually, it s a great book Therefore, as I plodded along, I started to question why it was taking me so long to read this damn thing The answer, I think, lies in Caro s subject Robert Moses Before I picked up The Power Broker, I d never heard of the man Unless you are a New Yorker or an urban ...


  3. says:

    Robert Caro s The Power Broker is the Citizen Kane of books This is not only because of how often both are almost universally praised, not only because they have both become a cipher for what you want to refer to something truly Great in that form of media, not only because they are both narrative biographical epics which can also discuss the intimate details of the personal lives of their subjects, but also because they both the stories of engineers of human society on a grand scale Robert Mo Robert Caro s The Power Broker is the Citizen Kane of books This is not only because of how often both are almost universally praised, not only because th...


  4. says:

    This is a book about powerAnd parks.For forty four years Robert Moses through the control of different institutions, often whose formal authorities he had designed and drafted into legislation, created a power base that enabled him to escape the constraints laid upon bureaucrats and elected officials and to stamp his vision upon the developing city of New York If the Bonfire of the Vanities is the shock book of 1980s New York then The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York tells This is a book about powerAnd parks.For forty four years Robert Moses through the control of different ...


  5. says:

    In early 2012 on a business trip to NYC, I was driving on Long Island Expressway for the first time when an odd and seemingly unnecessary bend in the road got my curiousity Searching for the answer later in the day brought me to Robert Moses, which then brought me to this book, and as much as I loved this behemoth, I m still trying to figure out if I m in a better place viz a viz humanity for having read it.Want to read a good horror book Forget the kings of the genre in fiction, Caro has serv In early 2012 on a business trip to NYC, I was driving on Long Island Expressway for the first time when an odd and seemingly unnecessary bend in the road got my curiousity Searching for the answer later in the day brought me to Robert Moses, which then brought me to this book, and as much as I loved this behemoth, I m still trying to figure out if I m in a better place viz a viz humanity for having read it.Want to read a good horror book Forget the kings of the genre in fiction, Caro has served up a page turning, real life horror story with a haunting over millions of peo...


  6. says:

    Many are concerned about the monuments of the West and the East to know who built them For my part, I should like to know who in those days did not build them who were above such trifling. Henry David Thoreau Who s Robert Moses I asked my brother, after he bought this bookTo drive from my house to the city, you need to take the Saw Mill Parkway across the Henry Hudson Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway Those roads, and that bridge, were built under the direction of Robert Moses If you hav Many are concerned about the monuments of the West and the East to know who built them For ...


  7. says:

    Before Trump There Was MosesWant to understand the politics and the reasons why NYC is the way it is Read it and weep.Robert Moses was never elected to public office Yet his power over public finance and social decision making was greater than that of any elected official, including at times the President of the United States His nemesis, however, was the president s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was also unelected to anything but just as crafty.Moses created his power by creating the laws wh Before Trump There Was MosesWant to understand the politics and the reasons why NYC is the way it is Read it and weep.Robert Moses was never elected to public office Yet his power over public finance and social decision making was greater than that of any elected official, including at times the President of the United States His nemesis, however, was the president s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was also unelected to anything but just as crafty.Moses created his power by creating the laws which New York State politicians passed without reading or understanding the fine print He effectively institutionalised himself as, among other posts, the Chairman of the Long Island State Parks Commission, and the head of the Triborough Bridge Authority These positions, thanks to his foresightful design, were immune to political review.At the LISPC, he single handedly designed the expansion of the New York City suburbs from the 1930 s onward as totally d...


  8. says:

    Moses was a horrifying example of the idea of progress gone stupid and taking advantage of a Manifest Destiny like philosophy of urbanization His tactics in NY and so many other cities severed people from each other with scalpel looking to exacerbate class divisions So despicable that he deliberately build bridges too low to accommodate the city busse...


  9. says:

    Can a book be both endlessly enthralling and gratuitously tedious simultaneously Apparently, it can.They say that biographers identify with their subject, and Robert Caro was not untouched by the megalomania that drove Robert Moses The worst problem was his tendency to belabor his points, as if his readers were slightly dim and couldn t be trusted to get a point the first time, or remember it How many times should it be necessary to say that the West Side Highway would cut off New Yorkers ac Can a book be both endlessly enthralling and gratuitously tedious simultaneously Apparently, it can.They say that biographers identify with their subject, and Robert Caro was not untouched by the megalomania that drove Robert Moses The worst problem was his tendency to belabor his points, as if his readers were slightly dim and couldn t be trusted to get a point the first time, or remember it How many times should it be necessary to say that the West Side Highway would cut off New Yorkers access to the Hudson forever The repetition of his points about Moses and power, how he got it, maintained it, and exercised it, was mind numbing It extended to little things, too Numbers in the hundreds of millions don t have to be carried out to the last dollar Lists of playgrounds, roads, buildings, and so forth were stultifying Even when Homer does it, my eye glances it over it, and Car...


  10. says:

    This biography of Robert Moses the highly influential urban planner who shaped the modern city during the 20th century was first published in 1975, during a period of prolonged urban decline, adding another layer of complexity for today s reader.

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