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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 5, Chapter 26 Two Brothers Summary & Analysis

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Part 5, Chapter 26 Two Brothers Summary

Where Robert Moses is arrogant, Paul Moses is charming. Paul refuses to follow the route that Bella lays out for him with a job at a brokerage firm and instead, he works as an electrical engineer. When Bella dies of cancer, Robert and his sister Edna inherit the bulk of the estate with only $100,000 in a trust fund for their brother Paul. He only receives the interest, not the principal. Paul gets himself deeply into debt before and during his divorce. Sometimes he couldn't even keep a roof over his head. His sister Edna won't even give him a picture of their parents. She does whatever Robert tells her to do. Paul eventually dies in poverty. Moses turns against his sister also when she moves to Florida.

At Home, his wife, Mary, runs the household and Robert...

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