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

I had never heard of Robert Moses before this book. It is spectacularly well researched, detailed to the max. After the first chapter, I was hooked on the story. This guy RAN New York through the administrations of multiple mayors, governors and presidents. He’s single-handedly responsible for almost all of the state parks, parks, and road networks in the region. And he’s a real asshole. (View on Amazon)