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The power broker : Robert Moses and the fall of New York

Author: Robert A Caro
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. ©1974
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man-an 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 hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives.
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Biographies
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Caro, Robert A.
Power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York.
New York, Knopf, 1974
(OCoLC)643580899
Named Person: Robert Moses; Robert Moses; Robert Moses; Robert Moses
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Caro
ISBN: 0394480767 9780394480763 0394720245 9780394720241
OCLC Number: 834874
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1975.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1975.
Description: ix, 1246, xxxiv pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The idealist --
pt. 2. The reformer --
pt. 3. The rise to power --
pt. 4. The use of power --
pt. 5. The love of power --
pt. 6. The lust for power --
pt. 7. The loss of power.
Responsibility: by Robert A. Caro.
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This is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man-an 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 hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives.

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by wmblackburn (WorldCat user on 2007-02-02)

This is a landmark book of American urban history and well deserving of its reputation. However, given the reputation of its author, Robert A. Caro, for exhaustive and thorough research, there are two glaring factual errors which most college sophomore political science or history majors would not make. On page 284 he refers to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. as Eleanor Roosevelt's "cousin-in-law," suggesting a realtionship to TR, Jr. by virtue of her marriage to FDR. In fact she and TR, Jr. were first cousins, as their fathers were brothers. TR, Jr.and FDR were distant 6th cousins. More egregiously, at page 322, in discussing the 1932 Democratic National Convention, he describes Texan John Nance Garner, the Party's ultimate Vice Presidential nominee, as the "Governor" of Texas, an office he never held. Garner was Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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This book deserves its reputation as one of the great accounts of American urban history. But given the reputation of author Robert A. Caro for thorough research, the volume contains two glaring errors at which most political science students would wince. On page 284 Caro refers to Theodore Roosevelt,...
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