“When Robert Moses began building playgrounds in New York City, there were 119,” Caro writes in The power broker.
Caro wanted a clean start, a new editor, and enough money to survive on while he finished writing The power broker.
About the most sympathetic statement Gates has received from a Congressional power broker came from Senator Carl Levin.
Dostum remains a power broker today, although his health has deteriorated from the effects of a hard life and heavy drinking.
That single chapter, the most visceral and moving part of The power broker, took Caro six months to research and write.
David Halberstam called The power broker “surely the greatest book ever written about a city.”
“The mood of the country is hysterical,” the Republican power broker Max Fisher told President Ford.