Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City
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The achievements of one man who changed the face of an entire city, told in graphic novel form. Robert Moses was the mastermind of the New York region, from the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan's Financial District to the Long Island suburbs. This latest effort by author Christin follows Moses' rise to power in the 1920s as a polarizing urban planner, with a knack for getting to know those who could help him realize his vision, staying in power for decades, outlasting mayors, governors, and presidents. Like anyone who rises quickly, Moses eventually meets his match, when he runs into fierce opposition from the legendary activist, Jane Jacobs. The artwork by artist Balez is stunning, not only in the intricate cityscapes but in the complementary blue-orange color palate, covering all from scenic panoramas to tenement slums. Christin never lets the biography stay too long in a single narrative mode, moving back and...
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