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The Power Broker: Volume 3 of 3 - Robert Moses and the Fall of New York: Volume 3

Robert A. Caro

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century. Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens--the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses--and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker 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 to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches--and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of (never sufficient) highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. 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, ab

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century. Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens--the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses--and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker 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 to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches--and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of (never sufficient) highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. 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, ab
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For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century. Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens--the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses--and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker 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 to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches--and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of (never sufficient) highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. 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, ab

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

20h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:53


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:31


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:55


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:45


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:29


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:29


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:17


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:15


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:02


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:32


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:23


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:45


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:37


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:37


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:03


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:19


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:21


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:11


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:24


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:22


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:48


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:53


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:01


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:26


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:16


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:29


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:30


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:31


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:17


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:57


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:00


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:39


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:46


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:12


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:51


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:31


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:24


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:37


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:19


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:43


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:44


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:34


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:01


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:56


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:33


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:13


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:59


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:17


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:25


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:33


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:40


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:39


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:25


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:24


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:55


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:29


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:26


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:56


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:48


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:18


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:04


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:49


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:45


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:40


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:34


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:11


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:21


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:12


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:51


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:54


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:14


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

00:29