The Power Broker

Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 184792364X
Category: City planners
Page: 1312
View: 3227
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro is a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by âe~the greatest political biographer of our timesâe(tm) (Sunday Times) âe" chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time and by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century. Now also a Sunday Times Bestseller. The Power Broker 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, turning it into the city we know today, while at the same time blighting the lives of millions and remaining accountable to no one. First published in 1974, this monumental classic is now widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest books of its kind.

The power broker

a biography of John M. Bailey, modern political boss
Author: Joseph I. Lieberman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Connecticut
Page: 365
View: 2470

The Power Broker

A Novel
Author: Stephen Frey
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493788
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2520
Exposing high-level governmental corruption, conspiracy, and murder has garnered plenty of attention for Christian Gillette, the young dynamo chairman of the famous New York private equity firm Everest Capital. Now the reputation he has built taking Everest to the top has been noticed beyond the boardrooms of high finance–by powerful people with potentially devastating agendas. Christian’s own attention is on Las Vegas, where he means to stake out a piece of the action by opening a new casino and launching an NFL franchise. But Sin City didn’t get its nickname for nothing, and the mob soon makes it clear that Christian’s company will have to pay if it wants to play in the nation’s gaming capital. Christian has already taken on corporate pirates and cold-blooded assassins and lived to tell about it, but crossing the underworld could do more than just kill his brilliant career. It could crush his chance to fulfill his late father’s political legacy. Dynamic U.S. senator Jesse Ford is the odds-on favorite to make history as the first black president. And the man he wants beside him in the red-hot race for the White House is Christian Gillette. But Samuel Hewitt, a Texas mogul with billions to burn, has another fate in mind for Christian: to be part of a shadow organization, powered by wealth and bound by dark secrets that has manipulated the course of American history for generations. As the pieces of Hewitt’s plot fall into place, and a twisted chain of intrigue, treachery, blackmail, and death gets tighter and tighter, Christian realizes–maybe too late–that in a grudge match between kingmakers hell-bent on victory at all costs, he may be the last pawn sacrificed. With The Power Broker, bestselling author Stephen Frey unleashes an ever-accelerating thriller that breaks the suspense barrier–and never stops.

The Power Brokers

Author: Mike Catalano
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147977118X
Category: Fiction
Page: 173
View: 5404
Jab Boone is lured out of retirement in this fourth mystery story. He tracks the missing brother of a fellow orphan. Little did he know that his tracking expertise would lead to gold smugglers and dark secrets under a carefully constructed lake!

The Power Brokers: The Battle for F1's Billions

Author: Alan Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610592161
Page: N.A
View: 948

Councillor As Power Broker: Handbook 10 (THE)

Author: N.A
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
ISBN: 9211312531
Page: N.A
View: 2585

It's Okay If You Don't Like The Power Broker It's Kind Of A Smart People Thing Anyway

Blank Lined Notebook Journal
Author: Unikke Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781070709567
Page: 112
View: 9677
This Power Broker notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6 x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 110 Pages - Classic White Lined Paper - For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering

Power Broker

A Biography of Sir Kashim Ibrahim
Author: Akinjide Osuntokun
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nigeria
Page: 149
View: 4874

Energy and Structure

A Theory of Social Power
Author: Richard Newbold Adams
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Page: 353
View: 7202

Coleman Young and Detroit Politics

From Social Activist to Power Broker
Author: Wilbur C. Rich
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814320945
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 4255
Coleman Young was elected Detroit's first black mayor in 1973, and was the city's longest-serving chief executive. This volume combines biography with political analysis to outline the basic strategy underlying Young's approach to policy making, and trace the economic changes in the city.

Power Broker

Simple Blank Lined Notebook Journal
Author: Simplyy Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781070155210
Page: 112
View: 9407
This Power Broker notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6 x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 110 Pages - Classic White Lined Paper - For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering

The Power of Jesus

Author: Mark Moore,Jon Weece
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899008486
Category: Church group work
Page: 91
View: 7285

Worlds of Power

Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa
Author: Stephen Ellis,Gerrie ter Haar
ISBN: 9781850657354
Category: Africa
Page: 263
View: 1036
This book urges us to recast our approach to understanding modern African history by recognizing the religious basis of African political practice... a critical corrective to much of the recent literature on colonialism and globalization.

Catalina la Grande

Author: Henri Troyat
Publisher: Ediciones B - Mexico
ISBN: 9788466620932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 474
View: 5573

¡Solo pregunta!

Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525515542
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3374
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us special -- available in Spanish, too. Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

The Passage of Power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679405070
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 712
View: 2649
Examines Lyndon Johnson's volatile relationships with John and Robert Kennedy, describes JFK's assassination from Johnson's viewpoint, and recounts his accomplishments as president before they were overshadowed by the Vietnam War.

Solomon's Power Brokers

The Secrets of Freemasonry, the Church, and the Illuminati
Author: Christopher Knight,Alan Butler
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781842931684
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 306
View: 6724
Is Freemasonry nothing more than a benign and charitable men's social club as the Order insists or does it have a deeper and perhaps darker purpose? Could these men be part of the "Illuminati" - a group of intellectuals with extremely grand plans for the development of civilization? And if so, what is the grand plan that these men were so determined to bring about, and why should there be such opposition to it? Christopher Knight and Alan Butler reveal that present-day freemasons are the spiritual descendents of an ancient priesthood that was forced to act in secrecy. In the early days of Christianity, their views offended and opposed those of the orthodox Church, and later in feudal Europe, both the State and the established Church considered them heretics and sworn enemies. Yet, they could not be silenced - or defeated - and members of this priesthood have continued to this day to work in subtle and sometimes subversive ways to achieve their aims, often occupying very elevated positions within Western society, and always maintaining complete anonymity to those outside their fellowship. The extraordinary story that unfolds in "Solomon's Power Brokers" reveals that the building of the modern world was no haphazard process. There was a grand plan - and it has succeeded. The "New World Order" is already here.

The Path to Power

The Years of Lyndon Johnson I
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307422576
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 960
View: 7962
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.

Regions in Europe

The Paradox of Power
Author: Patrick Le Gales,Christian Lequesne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134710607
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
View: 9567
Regions in Europe explores the state of regional politics in an increasingly integrated Europe. It argues that the predicted rise of increased political power at the regional level has failed to materialise and is fraught with paradox. In doing so this study locates regions in relation to European integration, globalisation, the nation state, local government, and comparative and national perspectives. Using case studies of the main players in Europe including: * Germany * France * UK * Italy * Spain * the Netherlands * Belgium. the contributors show how and why European regions remain remarkably weak in European governance.