September 9, 2012

Notes on Robert Moses

Having finished two huge audiobooks on Lincoln, the time is ripe for the other end of the spectrum: Robert Caro's The Power Broker, the reputed definitive biography of Robert Moses. After listening to the first vignette in the introduction, I was apprehensive that this ten volume beast was hagiographicly larded with honey. I was relieved that by the end of the intro, ironies abounded. Preferring to either find or make a map as I enter such a huge territory, a scribbled a few notes as I read the wikipedia article on the person that is compared to Paris' Baron Haussmann.

(Added: Just found this, it should be interesting.)

Posted by Dennis at September 9, 2012 11:15 AM

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