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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 19 To Power in the City Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 19 To Power in the City Summary

The Seaburg investigation continues in 1933. The proponents and reformers involved in the investigation are known as "Goo Goos," from the term good government. Moses is described as a genius by many. Some people in the Fusion Party want Moses to run for mayor in 1933. Seaburg opposes the move and Moses announces he is not a Fusion Party candidate for mayor. They instead nominate Fiorello H. La Guardia. Moses stays out of the campaign but eventually endorses La Guardia when he is asked to help out during the last two weeks of the campaign. La Guardia wins the election.

La Guardia, like Moses, also has visions for beautifying New York City. "Moses needed La Guardia if he was to realize his great park and parkway plans for New York City - but...

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