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Robert Moses

Bianca Dumas

Robert Moses

by Bianca Dumas

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Published by Tandem Library .
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    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography - People of Color,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Political,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography

  • Edition Notes

    African-American Biographies (Sagebrush)

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9461875M
    ISBN 100613782925
    ISBN 109780613782920

      Stacked one on top of the other, they formed a substantial brick whose spines, in bold red capitals, collectively revealed the title, “The Power Broker,” Robert Caro’s 1,plus-page 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.

    His first work, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (), chronicled how an unelected official shaped the destiny of the nation’s foremost city. After working for many years as a reporter, Caro wrote The Power Broker (), a biography of New York urban planner Robert Moses, which was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century. He has since written four of a planned five volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson (, , , ), a biography of the former ion: Horace Mann School.

    The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Robert Moses and the Fall of New York By Robert A. Caro After reading page of his book The Power Broker, I gasped and read it again, then again. This, I thought, is how it should be done One of the greatest nonfiction works ever written.   The book’s subtitle summed up its author’s take on the era of urban fear and flight: "Robert Moses and the Fall of New York." Was Caro right to link New York’s decline to Moses’ reign?


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Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th – Robert “Bob” Moses. "The most absorbing, detailed, instructive, provocative book ever published about the making and raping of modern New York City and environs and the man who did it, about the hidden plumbing of New York City and State politics over the last half-century, about the force of personality and the nature of political power in a by:   Gr 6 Up—This biography of urban planner Robert Moses effectively demonstrates why Robert Moses book was one of the most polarizing figures in New York's history.

Readers see how Moses looked down on rich and poor alike Robert Moses book how his emphasis on the big picture often meant that he did not dwell on those whose homes he destroyed in the name of by: 1.

The book to read to get to know Robert Moses is the Pulitzer-prize winning biography The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (), which is a tome, pages, one of the great biographies, and who will bother to read it?/5.

Caro’s first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, everywhere acclaimed as a modern classic, was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.

It is, according to David Halberstam, “Surely the greatest book ever written about a city.”Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 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/5(K).

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. Art and design books The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro review – a landmark study Caro’s profile of America’s greatest town planner is.

Free download or read online The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in September 16thand was written by Robert A. Caro. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

The Power Broker: Moses and the Fall of New York is Robert Caro’s biography of Moses. The book focuses on the creation and use of power in local and state politics, as witnessed by Moses ‘ use of unselected positions to design and implement dozens of highways and bridges, sometimes at great cost to the communities he served nominally.

Also, half way through the book, a reader cannot help but noticing what a poor man Robert Moses was - after the brilliant years at University and the ascent to glory and power in New York City, Mr Moses is revealed in his maturity as a undercover racist, misogynist and adulterer man/5().

Moses wrote it in response to Robert A. Caro's plus page tome about the Power Broker. Moses, who was instrumental in shaping modern New York City, is depicted in Caro's Pulitzer Prize-winning book as a power-hungry bureaucrat who, while never elected, had more control over public works than most mayors and governors in New York.

The Power Broker NPR coverage of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Robert A.

Caro. Yeah, it's actually documented, in not only Robert Caro's book about Robert Moses called The Power Broker, but I think it's referenced in the. Author Jerald Podair on why Walter O'Malley is unfairly blamed for the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn, and why Robert Moses managed to escape that : David Colon.

For a generation, the standard view of Robert Moses has been that he transformed New York but didn’t really make it better. This view was shaped by Robert Caro’s epic biography “The Power. Robert A.

Caro reflects on writing his classic book about Robert Moses’s influence on New : Robert A. Caro. Robert Moses, (born Dec. 18,New Haven, Conn., U.S.—died JWest Islip, N.Y.), U.S.

state and municipal official whose career in public works planning resulted in a virtual transformation of the New York landscape. Among the works completed under his supervision were a network of 35 highways, 12 bridges, numerous parks, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Shea Stadium.

Urban Sociology Robert Moses Reflection The World that Moses Built; Robert Moses Watching the documentary “The World that Moses Built” based on Robert Moses, was like a rollercoaster ride. The Story of Robert Moses and his works is one full of lows and highs.

Moses, as stated within the film, was definitely a “great visionary. But its real inspiration lies with author Robert Caro’s work on Robert Moses, the visionary yet ruthless “master builder” who shaped modern New York City in the first half of the 20 th.

This book explains a major component of why and how the betrayal occurred by focusing on the man who was both the cause and the victim of the betrayal, a powerful bureaucrat little known outside of metropolitan New York, Robert book details Moses' slow rise to power as an idealistic Wilsonian Democrat fighting the entrenched power of corrupt Tammany Hall politics, his Cited by:   The first book was about Robert Moses, the city planner who shaped modern New York more than any human being.

Then Caro began to write about Lyndon Johnson, who signed much of the key progressive.The Five Books of (Robert) Moses alternates between the outrageous present of Rescue City and earlier in the twentieth century, detailing the events leading up to the destruction of Manhattan.

We simultaneously follow legendary urban planner Robert Moses through his early years and are introduced to his equally ambitious older brother Paul, a.