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Book Club Discussion: "The Power Broker" (Ch 9-12) (Robert Moses) by Robert Caro

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We'll continue our book club discussion of The Power Broker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_Broker) -- Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (by Robert Caro © 1974)

Synopsis: Moses was arguably the most influential individual of the Twentieth Century who: 1) was never elected to a public office; and 2) single-handedly re-shaped and altered the public landscape of the City and Long Island. If you wish to explore the complex history of the urban development of this City -- as well as the inner-workings of the local political dynamics -- this is a must-read.

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For this meetup, we'll discuss Chapters 9 to 12, circa 1920 to 1925:

Chapter 9: A Dream

Chapter 10: The Best Bill Drafter in Albany

Chapter 11: The Majesty of the Law

Chapter 12: Robert Moses and the Creature of the Machine

Obviously, the readings are mandatory, if you wish to attend.

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