Caro, Robert A.

The power broker : Robert Moses and the fall of New York / Robert A. Caro. - 1246, xxxiv pages, [25] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [1173]-1177.

Introduction: Wait until the evening
Line of succession
Robert Moses at Yale
Home away from home
Age of optimism
Curriculum changes
Change in major
The taste of power
A dream
The best bill drafter in Albany
The majesty of law
Robert Moses and the creature of the machine
Curator of cauliflowers
The featherduster
The mother of accommodation
New York City before Robert Moses
To power in the city
One year
The candidate
Order number 129
In the saddle
Two brothers
The warp and the loom
"And when the last law was down..."
Quid pro quo
Leading out the regiment
Moses and the mayors
The meat ax
One mile
One mile (afterward)
The highwayman
Point of no return
Rumors and the report of rumors
Tavern in the town
Late arrival
Mustache and the bard
Off to the fair
The great fair
Old lion, young mayor
The last stand

Moses is pictured as idealist reformer and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented.

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Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.

Political science.
Public works--New York (State)--New York.

New York (N.Y.)--History--1898-1951.
New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government--1898-1951.
New York (State)--New York.

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