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Book Review: 40 Years Later, ‘Power Broker’ Is Standard Reading

Author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York on Aug. 20, 2008. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning - more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York on Aug. 20, 2008. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning - more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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