Katerlio's Reviews > The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
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i am sorry mr caro - you are an atrocious writer. a very VERY good researcher, but a poor writer - and desperately in need of an editor with some flair and a sense for pacing. that said, the chapters between RM and the last stand were by far the best in the book, and their content should have been integrated chronologically into the whole first part of the book. if that had happened, this book could have been half as long, more compelling, and equally exhaustive.

worth skimming, and giving some sections a deeper read - especially if you're interested in new york state and city politics at midcentury, or in parks and parkway design in ny generally.
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