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The Power Broker, Caro, Robert A.



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Автор: Caro, Robert A.
Название:  The Power Broker
Перевод названия: Сильный брокер
ISBN: 9780394720241
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN-10: 0394720245
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 1246
Вес: 1.454 кг.
Дата издания: 01/11/2004
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: Illustrations throughout
Размер: 233 x 155 x 49
Читательская аудитория: Undergraduate
Подзаголовок: Robert moses and the fall of new york
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Описание: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - A modern American classic, this huge and galvanizing biography of Robert Moses reveals not only the saga of one mans incredible accumulation of power but the story of his shaping (and mis-shaping of twentieth-century New York. One of the Modern Librarys hundred greatest books of the twentieth century.

Robert Caros monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens--the way things really get done in Americas City Halls and Statehouses--and brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. 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. Meanwhile, he was developing his public authorities into a fourth branch of government known as Triborough--a government whose records were closed to the public, whose policies and plans were decided not by voters or elected officials but solely by Moses--an immense economic force directing pressure on labor unions, on banks, on all the citys political and economic institutions, and on the press, and on the Church. He doled out millions of dollars worth of legal fees, insurance commissions, lucrative contracts on the basis of who could best pay him back in the only coin he coveted: power. 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.

Robert Moses held power in the state for 44 years, through the governorships of Smith, Roosevelt, Lehman, Dewey, Harriman and Rockefeller, and in the city for 34 years, through the mayoralties of La Guardia, ODwyer, Impellitteri, Wagner and Lindsay, He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollars--he was undoubtedly Americas greatest builder.

This is how he built and dominated New York--before, finally, he was stripped of his reputation (by the press) and his power (by Nelson Rockefeller). But his work, and his will, had been done.




The Power Broker

Автор: Caro, Robert A
Название: The Power Broker
ISBN: 1847923658 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847923653
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: 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.

Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV

Автор: Caro Robert A.
Название: Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
ISBN: 0375713255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375713255
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2139 р.
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Описание:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

Book Four of Robert A. Caro's monumentalThe Years of Lyndon Johnsondisplays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led theTimesof London to acclaim it as ';one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.'

The Passage of Powerfollows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career1958 to1964.

It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin's bullet to reach its mark.

By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F.

Kennedy. Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy's efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy's younger brother, portraying one of America's great political feuds.

Yet Robert Kennedy's overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. With a singular understanding of Johnson's heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity.

For the first time, in Caro's breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning.

We see how within weeksgrasping the reins of the presidency with supreme masteryhe propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy's death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. This was without doubt Johnson's finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam.

In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson's lifeand in the life of the nationThe Passage of Poweris not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation.

It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro's work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman's verdict that ';Caro has changed the art of political biography.'



Dark Water

Автор: Ramsay Caro
Название: Dark Water
ISBN: 0141044349 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141044347
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: It was bitterly cold February in Glasgow. Hanging from a rope in the attic of a deserted tenement is the body of a criminal believed to have been hiding out on the Costa del Sol these last ten years. His face has been hideously disfigured.

Investigating officers DI Anderson and DS Costello believe the dead man to be a suspect in a decade-old case: the rape and attempted murder of a young student by two men. And there are other, similar cases on file. But what has happened to the dead man's accomplice, 'Mr Click?'.

And with the discovery of another young woman who has been brutally attacked, detectives Anderson and Costello realize this terrifying psychopath has started working once more. They must use every trick in the book to stop him. For Mr Click has developed a taste for his bloodthirsty trade.

And to satisfy his lust he will strike again and again.

The Path to Power

Автор: Caro, Robert A.
Название: The Path to Power
ISBN: 0679729453 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679729457
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak.
 
The Path to Power, Book One, reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson’s political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, of the national power for which he hungered.
 
We see in him, from earliest childhood, a fierce, unquenchable necessity to be first, to win, to dominate—coupled with a limitless capacity for hard, unceasing labor in the service of his own ambition.

Caro shows us the big, gangling, awkward young Lyndon—raised in one of the country’s most desperately poor and isolated areas, his education mediocre at best, his pride stung by his father’s slide into failure and financial ruin—lunging for success, moving inexorably toward that ultimate “impossible” goal that he sets for himself years before any friend or enemy suspects what it may be.

We watch him, while still at college, instinctively (and ruthlessly) creating the beginnings of the political machine that was to serve him for three decades. We see him employing his extraordinary ability to mesmerize and manipulate powerful older men, to mesmerize (and sometimes almost enslave) useful subordinates. We see him carrying out, before his thirtieth year, his first great political inspiration: tapping-and becoming the political conduit for-the money and influence of the new oil men and contractors who were to grow with him to immense power.

We follow, close up, the radical fluctuations of his relationships with the formidable “Mr. Sam” Raybum (who loved him like a son and whom he betrayed) and with FDR himself. And we follow the dramas of his emotional life-the intensities and complications of his relationships with his family, his contemporaries, his girls; his wooing and winning of the shy Lady Bird; his secret love affair, over many years, with the mistress of one of his most ardent and generous supporters .

. .
 
Johnson driving his people to the point of exhausted tears, equally merciless with himself .

. . Johnson bullying, cajoling, lying, yet inspiring an amazing loyalty .

. . Johnson maneuvering to dethrone the unassailable old Jack Garner (then Vice President of the United States) as the New Deal’s “connection” in Texas, and seize the power himself .

. . Johnson raging .

. . Johnson hugging .

. . Johnson bringing light and, indeed, life to the worn Hill Country farmers and their old-at-thirty wives via the district’s first electric lines.
 
We see him at once unscrupulous, admirable, treacherous, devoted.

And we see the country that bred him: the harshness and “nauseating loneliness” of the rural life; the tragic panorama of the Depression; the sudden glow of hope at the dawn of the Age of Roosevelt. And always, in the foreground, on the move, LBJ.
 
Here is Lyndon Johnson—his Texas, his Washington, his America—in a book that brings us as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

Means of Ascent

Автор: Caro, Robert A.
Название: Means of Ascent
ISBN: 067973371X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679733713
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2483 р.
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Описание: Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues--one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President.

In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new--the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

The Blood of Crows

Автор: Caro Ramsay
Название: The Blood of Crows
ISBN: 0141044365 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141044361
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: DI Colin Anderson is having a bad week. His conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe - putting Fairbairn back on Glasgow`s streets and leaving Anderson under investigation. Then one night, a young girl is tied to the river bank and left for the tide. Anderson gets there, but she dies in his arms.

Absolution

Автор: Caro Ramsay
Название: Absolution
ISBN: 140590934X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405909341
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow... leaving victims` mutilated bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine - a renowned and successful police officer - is drafted in to lead the hunt, supported by local officers DI Anderson and DS Costello. But the past holds horrific memories for McAlpine.

Dark Water

Автор: Caro Ramsay
Название: Dark Water
ISBN: 0718197534 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780718197537
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Hanging from a rope in the attic of a deserted tenement is the body of a criminal believed hiding out on the Costa del Sol these last ten years. His face has been hideously disfigured. Investigating officers DI Anderson and DS Costello believe the dead man to be a suspect in a decade-old case: the rape and attempted murder of a young student.

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Автор: Caro Robert A.
Название: The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
ISBN: 0679405070 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679405078
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 6207 р.
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Caro`S Book Of Tells

Автор: Caro
Название: Caro`S Book Of Tells
ISBN: 1580420826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781580420822
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
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Master Of The Senate

Автор: Caro, Robert A
Название: Master Of The Senate
ISBN: 0712660585 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780712660587
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Volume three of the biography of Lyndon Johnson reveals how legislative power works, how the US Senate works, how Lyndon Johnson on his way to the presidency mastered both and how he passed the first Civil Rights legislation since 1868.


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