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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York

Format: Audiobook

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4.25

“Public service is a noble calling, one that must be based on highest ideals.”

“The city governments of the United States are the worst Christendom – The most expensive, the most inefficient and the most corrupt. 241 more words

Book Review

Cutty Sark and the semicolon

Note: I’m taking a few days off, so I’ll be republishing some of my favorite pieces from earlier in this blog’s run. This post originally appeared, in a slightly different form, on December 22, 2015. 1,045 more words


Managers: You've got more power than you think

We live in an age which idealizes managers, yet never have these managers felt so powerless. Whatever their level in the hierarchy, they are confronted with increasing pressure in terms of control, reporting, senseless procedures, all resulting in a loss of autonomy which is immensely frustrating. 877 more words


No need to browse: four (five) writers on auto-buy

Two minutes, $25-$30, one hardcover book and a thrilled heart overflowing with impatience and happiness. What’s the book about? Damned if I know; I don’t even know what the title is if I’m to be completely honest. 880 more words


Robert Caro on Understanding a President Through the Rooms He Occupied

There are facts in journalism, but there are other truths hidden in the room. In this 2016 Paris Review interview with James Santel, Robert Caro, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of… 398 more words


The passages of power

Every year or so, I go back and read Charles McGrath’s profile of the biographer Robert Caro, which is one of my favorite features ever published in… 1,119 more words


Real feelings

There’s a real feeling when you know you’re getting it right. It’s a physical feeling.
~  Robert Caro

Yeah, but what about when you’re not… 28 more words