The Five Books of (Robert) Moses
by Arthur Nersesian Author
After a domestic terrorist unleashes a dirty bomb in Manhattan in 1970, making the borough uninhabitable, the federal government hastily retrofits a vast, abandoned military installation in the Nevada desert, which quickly evolves into a "gangocracy." The Five Books of (Robert) Moses alternates between the outrageous present of Rescue City and earlier in the twentieth century, detailing the events leading up to the destruction of Manhattan. We simultaneously follow legendary urban planner Robert Moses through his early years and are introduced to his equally ambitious older brother Paul, a brilliant electrical engineer whose jealousy toward Robert and anger at the devastation caused by the man's "urban renewal" projects lead to a dire outcome.
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