Robert Moses The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City

by Olivier Balez Author and Pierre Christin Author

From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York City tells the story of one man’s mind. That man is Robert Moses, the architect who designed it all. Love him or hate him, his story is a vital one to know about as we negotiate the future of US cities and transportation.

If you tried to read The Power Broker but found yourself getting carpal tunnel just trying to hold the book up, or if you want a more palatable introduction to the byways of politics and power in New York City or a great look at urban history, this book is for you.

(This book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear.)

Comments & Reviews


Great book, gorgeous art, fascinating & suitable for everyone from teens to New Yorkers to hard-core urban planners.
(I'm in the "hate him" camp, but I always welcome a more well-rounded picture.)
- Kristine