Earlier this year, New-York Historical was thrilled to announce the acquisition of the papers of Robert A. Caro, whose works on Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson are considered classics of biography and history. Back in 2009, we hosted Caro for a fascinating evening on Moses, the subject of Caro’s mammoth 1974 book The Power Broker—about a man who never held elected office, but who essentially built and shaped much of modern New York. Listen to an audio of the evening below, during which New-York Historical Society Board of Trustee’s Chair Emeritus Roger Hertog provides the introduction.
The Mark of Robert Moses
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:30 pm
Top image: Robert Moses in 1939 (Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection)