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Smith and Franklin D. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man—an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches—and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of never sufficient highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. How, inevitably, the accumulation of power became an end in itself. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. He was held in fear—his dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him. He was, he claimed, above politics, above deals; and through decade after decade, the newspapers and the public believed. He dominated the politics and politicians of his time—without ever having been elected to any office. He was, in essence, above our democratic system.

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A monumental work, a political biography and political history of the first magnitude. This is definitive biography, urban history, and investigative journalism.

This is a study of the corruption which power exerts on those who wield it to set beside Tacitus and his emperors, Shakespeare and his kings. There has probably never been a better dissection of political power. From the first page. Not just a stunning portrait of perhaps the most influential builder in world history. Every politician should read it. A majestic, even Shakespearean, drama about the interplay of power and personality. Important, awesome, compelling—these no longer summon the full flourish of trumpets this book deserves.

It is extraordinary on many levels and certain to endure. He is also an extraordinary writer. This, I thought, is how it should be done. One of the greatest nonfiction works ever written. The most unlikely subjects—banking, ward politics, construction, traffic management, state financing, insurance companies, labor unions, bridge building—become alive and contemporary. It is cheap at the price and too short by half. A milestone in literary and publishing history.

Can a democracy combine visionary leadership with effective checks and balances to contain the misuse of power? Indeed, no student of government can regard his education as complete until he has read it.

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