Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Beginnings: The Power Broker

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro

"As the captain of the Yale swimming team stood beside the pool, still dripping after his laps, and listened to Bob Moses, the team's second-best freestyler, he didn't know what shocked him more--the suggestion or the fact that it was Moses who was making it."

His efforts to raise money for the Yale swim team taught Moses lessons in power that he honed for the rest of his life.


JC Jones said...

That is one way to start a career. The Power Broker is a strong title and it sounds like the person it is about is also very strong.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Since I usually read women's fiction, I'm not sure if I'd enjoy this one or not. But I'm sure my husband would. Maybe I'll get it for him and then read it after he finishes it.
Here's the link to my Friday post: A GOOD HOME.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful beginning. I would love to go on!

Here is my post

Elizabeth said...

THANKS for sharing. Not sure I would like this. Just me. :)


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