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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.
Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, has three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that best "exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist. It is, according to David Halberstam, "Surely the greatest book ever written about a city.
Caro's evocation of the Texas Hill Country, his elaboration of Johnson's unsleeping ambition, his understanding of how politics actually work, are--let it be said flat out--at the summit of American historical writing.
No review does justice to the drama of the story Caro is telling, which is nothing less than how present-day politics was born.
Robert Caro has written one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A breathtakingly dramatic story [told] with consummate artistry and ardor" The New York Times and "as absorbing as a political thriller. By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think about, and read, American history" NPR.
How, inevitably, the accumulation of power became an end in itself. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor.
He was held in fear—his dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him. He was, he claimed, above politics, above deals; and through decade after decade, the newspapers and the public believed. He dominated the politics and politicians of his time—without ever having been elected to any office.
He was, in essence, above our democratic system. This is how he built and dominated New York—before, finally, he was stripped of his reputation by the press and his power by Nelson Rockefeller.
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But his work, and his will, had been done. A monumental work, a political biography and political history of the first magnitude.
This is definitive biography, urban history, and investigative journalism. This is a study of the corruption which power exerts on those who wield it to set beside Tacitus and his emperors, Shakespeare and his kings. There has probably never been a better dissection of political power.
From the first page. Not just a stunning portrait of perhaps the most influential builder in world history. Every politician should read it. A majestic, even Shakespearean, drama about the interplay of power and personality.
Important, awesome, compelling—these no longer summon the full flourish of trumpets this book deserves. It is extraordinary on many levels and certain to endure.Looking for More Great Reads? His Life, Our Times. Ratings and Book Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.
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