The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by "the greatest political biographer of our times." (Sunday Times) - chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time and by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century. Now ...
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by "the greatest political biographer of our times." (Sunday Times) - chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time and by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century. Now also a Sunday Times Bestseller. The Power Broker tells the story of Robert Moses, the single most powerful man in New York for almost half a century and the greatest builder America (and probably the world) has ever known. Without ever once being elected to office, he created for himself a position of supreme and untouchable authority, allowing him to utterly reshape the city of New York, turning it into the city we know today, while at the same time blighting the lives of millions and remaining accountable to no one. First published in 1974, this monumental classic is now widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest books of its kind.
Very Good. Inscribed by the subject, Robert Moses, on the inside of the front cover, ''To Judy, Regards from my good friend Joe Heller and best regards to the rest of the family from me. '' 1975, Softcover, later printing. Very Good. Pages just starting to age-tone. Spine title sunned. Unmarked contents. Sound binding. Rarely found with an inscription by Moses. The strongest connection between Moses/Caro and Heller seems to be Nina Bourne, the late editor who worked on this title as well as 'Catch-22'. We are unsure who Judy is. Pulitzer Prize winner. Digital images available upon request.
Fine in fine jacket. Illustrated in black and white. 1245 pages + xxxiv. Thick 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Knopf, 1999. Sixth printing. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by Caro on the half-title page to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal.
Illustrated. Good in Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Stated first edition, first printing signed by the author on front endpaper map. (from the collection of Roger Thompson, once Secretary of the NY State Senate) DJ is ruffled along edges; a tan line at upper edge; protected in mylar. Black cloth boards are well-sewn, yet shift easily from much use & given width; a thin fade line at upper edges; rubbing to spine ends. Pages are clean & sharp throughout.
Not just a great book by the future biographer of LBJ. The Power Broker arrived in excellent condition, as promised from Fairlane Books. I can heartily recommend both the title and the seller.
Nov 8, 2015
Robert A. Caro at his best
Having read all the available LBJ biographies and rating Caro the best biographer I have ever read, I wanted to read everything he has written. The Moses biography is the rest and my only wish is that Caro had added a bit more (of context--for which there wasn't space) to make two volumes. The picture of an amazingly brilliant, successful and flawed man was rich, documented and compelling.
sam h c
Jul 13, 2012
This is an excellent and insightful book. Caro later
used the same research and writing prowess which he displayed here to produce his volumes on LBJ.
Jul 15, 2010
Might be the best I've ever read - on politics, power and urban development. Fascinating and terrifying, the aggression and intelligence of one man putting democracy aside and ruling NYC and NY State like an emperor.
Lots of American History from early to mid-20th century as well.
1200 pages - but shifting perspectives and a brilliant writer.
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