Power Broker #01: Robert Caro
In our first official episode of this year’s epic mini-series breaking down The Power Broker, the author himself, Robert Caro, joins to talk about his book, process, and the problematic man himself: Robert Moses.
On today’s show, Elliott Kalan and Roman Mars will cover the Introduction, Part 1, and Part 2 of the book (the intro through the end of Chapter 5), discussing the major story beats and themes.
Robert Allan Caro (born October 30, 1935) is an American journalist and author who got his start as a reporter, before completing The Power Broker 1974. This biography of a New York urban planner would shape the kinds of stories he would write in the decades that followed.
Since The Power Broker, Caro has won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography, the National Book Award, a Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, along with many, many others. And he was kind enough to join our series for its official launch! Meanwhile, if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, it’s never to late to get started on The Power Broker, one of the greatest non-fiction books in the world by a genre-defining writer.
For those of you just joining us: check out our prologue episode below!