The Power Broker

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.

Author: Robert A. Caro

Publisher: Bodley Head Childrens

ISBN: 9781847923653


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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.

Councillor As Power Broker Handbook 10 THE


Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9211312531



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The Power Broker

The Power Broker is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents
are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any
resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely

Author: Stephen Frey

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345493788

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Exposing high-level governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, the young dynamo chairman of the famous New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now the reputation he has built taking Everest to the top has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance–by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas. Christian’s own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to stake out a piece of the action by opening a new casino and launching an NFL franchise. But Sin City didn’t get its nickname for nothing, and the mob soon makes it clear that Christian’s company will have to pay if it wants to play in the nation’s gaming capital. Christian has already taken on corporate pirates and cold-blooded assassins and lived to tell about it, but crossing the underworld could do more than just kill his brilliant career. It could crush his chance to fulfill his late father’s political legacy. Dynamic U.S. senator Jesse Ford is the odds-on favorite to make history as the first black president. And the man he wants beside him in the red-hot race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But Samuel Hewitt, a Texas mogul with billions to burn, has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth and bound by dark secrets that has manipulated the course of American history for generations. As the pieces of Hewitt’s plot fall into place, and a twisted chain of intrigue, treachery, blackmail, and death gets tighter and tighter, Christian realizes–maybe too late–that in a grudge match between kingmakers hell-bent on victory at all costs, he may be the last pawn sacrificed. With The Power Broker, bestselling author Stephen Frey unleashes an ever-accelerating thriller that breaks the suspense barrier–and never stops.

The Power Brokers

As a fellow power broker, I'd like some information. Unofficially, of course.” Jab
heard the captain groan from hundreds of miles away. What he didn't know was
that Bruce Rafferty reached for a bottle of Maalox. “Let me guess. You want to ...

Author: Mike Catalano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147977118X

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

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Jab Boone is lured out of retirement in this fourth mystery story. He tracks the missing brother of a fellow orphan. Little did he know that his tracking expertise would lead to gold smugglers and dark secrets under a carefully constructed lake!

The Power Brokers The Battle for F1 s Billions

Author: Alan Henry


ISBN: 9781610592161

Category: Transportation


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The world's major car makers decided in February to seize the reins of Formula 1 from its controllers, Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley. This resulted in an an epic struggle and the focus of interest for many years. There is no one better qualified than Alan Henry to reveal how Ecclestone and Mosley did it: how they bent the world's largest corporations to their will and made personal fortunes along the way. Formula 1 has the biggest global audience of any spectator sport. It is by far the best read sub-sector of the motor titles. There is an appetite for this book in all the countries where Formula 1 races are held, and all the countries which Formula 1 teams represent.

Chief of Perversion

Author: Sadie Haller

Publisher: QTP


Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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It s Okay If You Don t Like The Power Broker It s Kind Of A Smart People Thing Anyway

This Power Broker notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6 x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 110 Pages - Classic White Lined Paper - For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering

Author: Unikke Publishing


ISBN: 9781070709567


Page: 112

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This Power Broker notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6 x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 110 Pages - Classic White Lined Paper - For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering

Solomon s Power Brokers

The extraordinary story that unfolds in "Solomon's Power Brokers" reveals that the building of the modern world was no haphazard process. There was a grand plan - and it has succeeded. The "New World Order" is already here.

Author: Christopher Knight

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781842931684

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

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Is Freemasonry nothing more than a benign and charitable men's social club as the Order insists or does it have a deeper and perhaps darker purpose? Could these men be part of the "Illuminati" - a group of intellectuals with extremely grand plans for the development of civilization? And if so, what is the grand plan that these men were so determined to bring about, and why should there be such opposition to it? Christopher Knight and Alan Butler reveal that present-day freemasons are the spiritual descendents of an ancient priesthood that was forced to act in secrecy. In the early days of Christianity, their views offended and opposed those of the orthodox Church, and later in feudal Europe, both the State and the established Church considered them heretics and sworn enemies. Yet, they could not be silenced - or defeated - and members of this priesthood have continued to this day to work in subtle and sometimes subversive ways to achieve their aims, often occupying very elevated positions within Western society, and always maintaining complete anonymity to those outside their fellowship. The extraordinary story that unfolds in "Solomon's Power Brokers" reveals that the building of the modern world was no haphazard process. There was a grand plan - and it has succeeded. The "New World Order" is already here.

The Passage of Power

Examines Lyndon Johnson's volatile relationships with John and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint, and recounts his accomplishments as president before they were overshadowed by the Vietnam War.

Author: Robert A. Caro

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0679405070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 712

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Examines Lyndon Johnson's volatile relationships with John and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint, and recounts his accomplishments as president before they were overshadowed by the Vietnam War.

Broken Brains

the most obvious quality of the Power Broker who has arrived . Ambition is most
apparent on the way up . There is a profound lack of empathy for others .
Contempt is shown for inferiors who are barely recognized as human . Decisions
are ...

Author: Arun K. Tiwari

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9788188322282

Category: Schizophrenia

Page: 182

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This is a book about broken brains. The break between what is perceived, what is believed, and what is objectively real. Ultimate breaking away of the personality from the reality is called schizophrenia in the medical jargon. But there are many other dislocations, slips and cracks. These are called personality and mental disorders. Most of these destabilize young people in their prime almost derailing the journey of their destinies. Very sensitive minds of young children get burdened with terrible stress. They just act crazy in an effort to adapt to the reality around them. Is it not really a healthy response to an insane world? A brave act of survival!

Worlds of Power

have extensive knowledge of pharmacology , which again makes their access to
the inner circles of power a formidable ... of a Western intelligence service who ,
even after retirement , remains a fund of secret knowledge and a power - broker .

Author: Stephen Ellis


ISBN: 9781850657347

Category: Africa

Page: 263

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One cannot understand the politics of the present without taking religious thought seriously. In Africa religious belief has a huge impact on politics, from the top of society to the bottom. Religious ideas show what people actually think about the world and how to deal with it. Ellis and ter Haar maintainthat the specific content of religious thought has to be mastered if we are to grasp the political significance of religion in Africa today, but their book also informs our understanding of the relationship between religion and political practice in general.

Coleman Young and Detroit Politics

From Social Activist to Power Broker Wilbur C. Rich ... People,. and. Commitment.
The power of both municipal agencies and the mayor over the shape and
direction of economic development in Detroit has grown remarkably in recent

Author: Wilbur C. Rich

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814320945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Coleman Young was elected Detroit's first black mayor in 1973, and was the city's longest-serving chief executive. This volume combines biography with political analysis to outline the basic strategy underlying Young's approach to policy making, and trace the economic changes in the city.

Perspectives on Training Elected Leaders

The councillor, in the role as Power Broker, uses his or her own personal sources
of power, as well as official position power, to get things done. The discussion of
power, particularly power associated with political office, makes a lot of people ...


Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9211312442

Category: Local officials and employees


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Pearls Politics and Power

I had become a power broker. I had moved from observing the power huddles of
lawmakers and lobbyists to being at their center. Legislators intercepted me on
my way to the ladies' room to ask for my help on their bills. In my four years on the

Author: Madeleine Kunin

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580727

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Pearls, Politics, and Power is a call to action for new political engagement and leadership from the women of America. Informed by conversations with elected women leaders from all levels, former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine M. Kunin asks: What difference do women make? What is the worst part of politics, and what is the best part? What inspired these women to run, and how did they prepare themselves for public life? How did they raise money, protect their families' privacy, deal with criticism and attack ads, and work with the good old boys? Kunin's core message is that America needs an infusion of new leadership to better address the major problems of our time. To see how women can achieve that goal, she combines her personal experience in politics; the lessons of past women's movements; the stories of young women today who have new ideas about their role in society; and interviews with a wide range of women in positions of power, looking for clues to their leadership, as well as the effects of gender stereotyping. She interviews Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, analyzes her campaign, and addresses the question: "Is the country ready?" Other interviewees include U.S. Representatives Loretta Sanchez, Linda Sanchez, Deborah Pryce, and Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Amy Klobuchar, and Carol Moseley Braun, and Governors Kathleen Sibelius and Janet Napolitano. The next generation of women will be inspired to lead by seeing women like Nancy Pelosi wielding the gavel, and seeing themselves reflected in the portraits in statehouses, courthouses, corporate and university boardrooms, and the White House. Pearls, Politics, and Power will help ensure that this inspiration is not soured or deflected, but channeled into successful candidacies by America's leaders of tomorrow. What will it take for women to assume their rightful places in the political corridors of power?

Harry Van Arsdale Jr

He was not a "power broker" in the traditional sense of one who exploits his
position of power into personal gain or patronage. Van Arsdale used his power
base, the working people of New York, for their good, not his. His "gain" was with
the ...

Author: Gene Ruffini

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765631589

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Harry Van Arsdale Jr. (1905-1986) was a towering figure in the New York labor scene. After becoming business manager of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1925, he fought for and won shorter work days in order to give more men a chance to work during the Great Depression. He instituted paid vactions, paid holidays, annuity plans, and educational opportunities for his workers -- all revolutionary concepts in their ime that are now largely taken for granted. He became president of the New York City Labor Council in 1957, which put him in a position of even greater influence on labor relations both locally and nationally. But more than his individual achievements, his sincere commitment to improving the lives of American workers and their families made him a truly beloved figure. This fascinating memoir focuses on Van Arsdale's 60-plus years as a union member and powerful labor figure, and on the lasting mark he left on the labor scene.

Regions in Europe

from tolerance to intolerance ̧ This is translated in the fact that the power-broker
can be considered the central figure of the political organisation of society. In
practical reality it manages the local society, translating, according to
itsrulesandits ...

Author: Patrick Le Gales

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134710607

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Regions in Europe explores the state of regional politics in an increasingly integrated Europe. It argues that the predicted rise of increased political power at the regional level has failed to materialise and is fraught with paradox. In doing so this study locates regions in relation to European integration, globalisation, the nation state, local government, and comparative and national perspectives. Using case studies of the main players in Europe including: * Germany * France * UK * Italy * Spain * the Netherlands * Belgium. the contributors show how and why European regions remain remarkably weak in European governance.

Urban Confrontations in Literature and Social Science 1848 2001

... and The Power Broker: Urban Tycoon versus theReal Lives of Ordinary Black
People Amongthe productionsof America's blackwoman Nobel
PrizewinnerToniMorrison, Jazzwas initially not amongthe most appreciated—
wrongly so—and this ...

Author: Professor Edward J Ahearn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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In an innovative contribution to the challenging of disciplinary boundaries, Edward J. Ahearn juxtaposes works of literature with the writings of social scientists to discover how together they illuminate city life in ways that neither can accomplish separately. Ahearn's argument spans from the second half of the nineteenth century in Western Europe to the present-day United States and encompasses a wide range of literary genres and sociological schools. For example, Charles Baudelaire's essays on the city are viewed alongside the work of Emile Durkheim and Georg Simmel; Bertolt Brecht's Jungle of Cities heightens the arguments of Louis Wirth and Robert Park; Richard Wright's Native Son and Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March are re-visioned in tandem with works by William Julius Wilson and others; Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" poses a challenge to James Q. Wilson's Bureaucracy; Toni Morrison's historical novel Jazz is buttressed by the career of Robert Moses and the revisionist work of historians Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson; and Don DeLillos's Cosmopolis comes into brilliant focus in the light of arguments on world cybercities by David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Manuel Cassels. Resisting the temptation to ignore contradictions for the sake of interpretation, Ahearn instead offers the reader a view of the modern city as complex as his subject matter. Here the methodologies and knowledge generated by the social sciences are both complemented and subverted by the experience of city life as portrayed in literature. With its diverse narrative tactics and shifting points of view, which can be as disorienting to the reader as a foreign city is to an arriving immigrant, literature reinforces the importance of method and outlook in the social sciences. Ultimately, Ahearn suggests, neither literature nor the social sciences can capture the experience of urban misery.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2013

She had known immediately the man she hoped would buy The Power Broker:
Gottlieb, now the editor in chief at Knopf. “I didn't know what we had,” Gottlieb
says today of his brush with Caro at Simon & Schuster. “It was just a wonderful

Author: Sid Holt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537069

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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Chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the stories in this anthology include National Magazine Award–winning works of public interest, reporting, feature writing, and fiction. This year's selections include Pamela Colloff (Texas Monthly) on the agonizing, decades-long struggle by a convicted murderer to prove his innocence; Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the emotional effort by an Iraq War veteran to make amends for the role he played in the deaths of innocent Iraqis; Chris Jones (Esquire) on Robert A. Caro's epic, ongoing investigation into the life and work of Lyndon Johnson; Charles C. Mann (Orion) on the odds of human beings' survival as a species; and Roger Angell (The New Yorker) on aging, dying, and loss. The former infantryman Brian Mockenhaupt (Byliner) describes modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability both to forge and challenge friendships; Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) reflects on the complex racial terrain traversed by Barack Obama; Frank Rich (New York) assesses Mitt Romney's ambiguous candidacy; and Dahlia Lithwick (Slate) looks at the current and future implications of an eventful year in Supreme Court history. The volume also includes an interview on the art of screenwriting with Terry Southern from The Paris Review and an award-winning short story by Stephen King published in Harper's magazine.

The Challenge of American History

While Robert Cards The Power Broker (1974) remains influential, recent
interpretations reject his “great man" view of history. These scholars blame the
failures of postwar planning on the social engineering ethos of liberalism, the
influence of ...

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862229

Category: History

Page: 331

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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

The Power Broker , his 1974 book about New York Parks Commissioner Robert
Moses , won the Pulitzer Prize for biography as well as the Francis Parkman
Prize , awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that " best ...


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