" Robert Moses and the Fall of New York City "
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The paper relates that Robert Caro's book, "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall ofnew York City", details Moses' personality and dealings with the political structure that allowed his meteoric rise and subsequent impact on New York and the nation as a whole. The paper then goes on to discuss the main points of Moses' life as chronicled in the book.
From the Paper:" Following Moses' rise from his early years to the age of 80, when he finally lost all power, Caro thoroughly dissects this developer, showing all his defects of arrogance, vanity, racism, scheming, egomania, and ruthlessness. Yet, this man, writes Caro, was the only one able at that time to mold New York. In the mid-twentieth century, notes Caro, (5) it was well known that the city was "ungovernable." Since the governmental powers had mostly devolved to its mayor, no political entity could govern the city or do more than "merely stay afloat in the maelstrom that had engulfed the vast metropolis"
Sample of Sources Used:
- Caro, Robert A. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York New York: Random House, Vintage Books edition, 1974.
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