I cannot believe that a story of this magnitude and importance has never gained prominence on a popular level.
What I loved about this story is the fact that it is about how one man, an (unelected) public official, changed the face of New York politics and civil engineering, and in the course of this pursuit, changed the face of how America's roads are conceived and built. So much of how we live is dependent on the roads that surround us, and, on Long Island especially, Robert Moses is the single unifying figure in the formation of our modern highway system.
I have never listened to the man before, but his narration was efficient and excellent.
The most important story that no one ever talks about.
Jesus Christ this book is good. At certain points you can feel yourself slipping into disbelief, but Caro backs all of his assertions up with cold hard facts. Granted, I haven't done the independent research, but I have to assume that a book as heavily annotated as this is as accurate as it can possibly be. This should be required reading for students in any number of disciplines from political science to history to engineering. A truly ground-shattering work of genius.
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