Sunday, May 08, 2016

The Mini-Biographies in Roberto Caro's The Power Broker

Robert Caro's seminal biography of Robert Moses, titled "The Power Broker", spans many decades and covers New York City's political life for most of the 20th Century. An interested reader will learn many things not only about Moses himself, but also about important forces and important figures in city, State, and national politics throughout that season. Mini-biographies of legendary figures such as Governor Al Smith, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and others can be found in this book; also, extensive descriptions of New York's good government movement, among others. In a series of posts we are going to cover these books-within-the book, which are very illuminating for any student of the history of New York City.

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