The Power Broker

The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

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Synopsis

The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is 'simply one of the best non-fiction books in English of the last forty years' (Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times): a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by 'the greatest political biographer of our times' (Sunday Times); 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; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a Sunday Times Bestseller; 'An outright masterpiece' (Evening Standard)

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 the USA in 1974, this monumental classic was a Sunday Times bestseller when published in the UK in 2015 and is now widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest books of its kind.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847923653
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: The Bodley Head
Pub date:
DEWEY: 711.4092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7064
Number of pages: 1246, xxxiv , 40 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 1338g
Height: 232mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 52mm