Nonfiction | June 01, 1989

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When Robert Caro finished the biography of Robert Moses in 1974, he marked an end to seven years of research on the man who built twentieth-century New York City, influencing urban planners the world over. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York won the Pulitzer Prize for biography as well as the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book which “best represents the union of the historian and the artist.” It was quite an accomplishment for a former newpaper reporter turned first-time biographer.

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