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Power Broker

Robert A Caro

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ISBN 10: 184792364X / ISBN 13: 9781847923646
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One of the most acclaimed books of recent decades, Robert Caro's The Power Broker tells the astonishing story of the tyrannical genius who built and destroyed the world's most iconic cit.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 1312 pages. 1.734. N° de ref. de la librería 9781847923646

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Título: Power Broker

Año de publicación: 2015

Condición del libro:New

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"Simply one of the best non-fiction books in English of the past 40 years ... There has probably never been a better dissection of political power ... From the first page ... you know that you are in the hands of a master ... riveting ... superb ... not just a stunning portrait of perhaps the most influential builder in world history ... but an object lesson in the dangers of power" (Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times)

"One of the great biographies of all time ... [by] one of the great reporters of our time ... and probably the greatest biographer. He is also an extraordinary writer. After reading page 136 of his book The Power Broker, I gasped and read it again, then again. This, I thought, is how it should be done ... said to be one of the greatest nonfiction works ever written ... Every MP, wonk and would-be wonk in Westminster has read [Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson], because they think it is the greatest insight into power ever written. They’re nearly right: it’s the second greatest after The Power Broker" (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)

"I think about Robert Caro and reading The Power Broker back when I was 22 years old and just being mesmerized, and I'm sure it helped to shape how I think about politics" (Barack Obama)

"This is irresistibly readable, an outright masterpiece and unparalleled insight into how power works and perhaps the greatest portrait ever of a world city" (David Sexton Evening Standard)

"A stupendous achievement ... Caro's style is gripping, indeed hypnotic, and he squeezes every ounce of drama from his remarkable story ... Can a democracy combine visionary leadership with effective checks and balances to contain the misuse of power? No book illustrates this fundamental dilemma of democracy better than The Power Broker ... Indeed, no student of government can regard his education as complete until he has read it" (Vernon Bogdanor Independent)

"A truly exceptional achievement ... Important, awesome, compelling ... extraordinary on many levels and certain to endure" (Washington Post)

"One of the most exciting, un-put-downable books I have ever read. 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" (Baltimore Evening Sun)

"Surely the greatest book ever written about a city" (David Halberstam)

"Irresistible reading. It is like one of the great Russian novels, overflowing with characters and incidents that all fit into a vast mosaic of plot and counterplot. Only this is no novel. This is a college education in power corruption" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

"The most absorbing, detailed, instructive, provocative book ever published about the making and raping of modern New York City and environs and the man who did it, about the hidden plumbing of New York City and State politics over the last half-century, about the force of personality and the nature of political power in a democracy. A monumental work, a political biography and political history of the first magnitude" (New York)

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