The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Robert Moses - He begins as an idealistic youth right out of college with dreams to develop roads, bridges and parks in New York and to reform the system and rid it of corruption. He soon discovers that in order to succeed and accomplish things, he needs power.

Bella Moses - She supports her son financially for most of her life. She is one of the social do-gooders involved in promoting settlement houses to minister to the flood of Jewish immigrants fleeing the pogroms in Russia and Europe and pouring into New York City.

Emanuel Moses - He is an immigrant, the son of Spanish-Jewish parents. When he marries, he is already a successful New Haven businessman and department store owner.

Paul Emanuel Moses - He is stronger-willed and more charming than his brother. He refuses to follow the career path that his mother chooses for him...

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