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The Power Broker
The Power Broker | Robert A. Caro
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by e~the greatest political biographer of our timese(tm) (Sunday Times) e" 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.The Power Broker tells the story of Robert Moses, the single most powerful man in New York for almost half a century and the greatest builder America (and probably the world) has ever known. Without ever once being elected to office, he created for himself a position of supreme and untouchable authority, allowing him to utterly reshape the city of New York, turning it into the city we know today, while at the same time blighting the lives of millions and remaining accountable to no one.First published in 1974, this monumental classic is now widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest books of its kind.
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I started reading this tomb of a book last week. Great so far. I never knew the administrative evolution of a city could be so interesting. But it's also a fascinating bio of a very ambitious and important historical figure.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3w
Smarkies Have fun with this! It took me a while but at the end I didn't regret it. 😁 1d
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As long as you were fighting for parks, you could hardly help being the hero. [...] [Moses] would put it this way: As long as you're fighting for parks, you can be sure of having public opinion on your side. And as long as you have public opinion on your side, you're safe. “As long as you're on the side of parks, you're on the side of the angels. You can't lose.“
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Smarkies
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Finally finished reading this book after slightly more than a year. A chunkster but a good read if you are interested in the subject.
Have tagged it as "something with politics" for #nonfiction2019

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Bluebird
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These print books from my TBR shelf with #occupationintitle really show my eclectic taste in books (I am hoping it is acceptable for the occupation to be that of a non-human). Biography, historical fiction, mystery and fantasy. I love all 4 genre!
#fallintobooks

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Smarkies
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Will I be able to get through the 1162 pages of this tome?

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Eggs
The Power Broker | Robert A. Caro
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Robert Moses was known for designing and building New York City's roads, bridges, parks from the late 1930s to early 1970s. But in his zeal, he created marvels inspired by the designs of the Worlds Fair in NYC. Sadly his massive roadways and bridges destroyed neighborhoods, communities, public transit, jobs, and mobility for those who didn't travel by cars on the high speed through-ways...

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Alwayscoolwb
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A long well researched comprehensive look into the man who shaped New York for over 50 years

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I have a jammed packed day ahead of me, but I'm going to participate in @deweysreadathon as much as I can. Thank goodness for #audiobooks! I'm continuing this one to start. HAPPY READING Y'ALL! #readathon #audible #thepowerbroker #robertcaro #robertmoses #NYC #kvnreads17

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Oftencantdecide
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#SeasonsReadings2016- #setonanisland

Maybe 2017 is the year I'll actually read this entire book.

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#PhotoADayNov16 -#planestrainsautomobiles-

"By building his highways, Moses flooded the city with cars. By systematically starving the subways and suburban commuter railroads, he swelled that flood to city-destroying dimensions."

smccallum This is on my TBR but too daunting to start! 3y
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#Booktober - #ilikebigbooks - Two big books I'm reading (The Power Broker and Middlemarch), one I want to read (The Family Mashber), and one I want to reread (Daniel Deronda).

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Jenny8lee
The Power Broker | Robert A. Caro
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Bob Caro reading from The Power Broker at Pulitzer 100 celebration at Harvard.

jeff Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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Congratulations to Robert A. Caro, who'll be presented with our medal for lifetime achievement at the 2016 National Book Awards!

http://www.nationalbook.org/amerletters_2016_rcaro.html

Arbol His books on Lyndon Johnson are really amazing. 3y
Lizdegner This is one of my favorite audible reads! Congratulations, Robert Caro!❤️ 3y
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Mike928
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Part of big summer reading list! This may go into fall, winter ...

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kroeder
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This Frances Perkins quote sums it up perfectly. What a fascinating read!

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kroeder
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Listening to this 66 hour tome and am absolutely loving it.

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Yossarian
The Power Broker | Robert A. Caro
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Reading the interview with Robert Caro in The Paris Review makes me want to devote the next year to just reading about Lyndon Johnson, but I know it sounds better in theory than it would be in practice.

tkingsanchez I'm still working my way through the first book - it's definitely a fascinating read. 4y
Yossarian @tkingsanchez I'm reading Chernow's biography of Washington (after reading Hamilton). Maybe if I work my way through I can get to Johnson in about 35 more Presidents. 4y
CherylRussell @Yossarian @tkingsanchez Chernow's Washington & Hamilton biographies are some of my favorite books. 4y
BrianRHarris That's a good project - read biographies of all 44 presidents in a year. Monotonous, but I bet I'd learn a lot. 4y
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