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

Robert Caro
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Value of Dreams

One of the themes of the book is the value of dreams. Moses has a dream throughout his career in public service. His dream begins when he is a young man fresh out of school when he used to gaze out over the East River and dream of a great expressway. The book, and Moses' story, is the story of how he fulfills his dream. His dream involves developing a system of parks and highways for New York. Parks and highways cannot be built without money and power. Moses has to find ways of acquiring money and power in order to make his dreams come true. In order to obtain approval for projects and acquire the appropriations necessary for the projects, Moses finds he either has to have someone in power supporting him or he has to be in a position of power himself. Moses studies...

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