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The most important figure in Judaism, Moses parted the Red Sea to free his people and brought them the Ten Commandments on stone tablets. His story appears in the biblical book of Exodus and is filled with miracles and talks with God. At his birth, the Hebrews, descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel), are slaves to Egypt's king (Pharaoh) who has ordered newborn males killed. Moses' mother hides him in a papyrus basket among the Nile's reeds; Pharaoh's daughter finds him, takes pity and More »
Name at Birth: Moshe
Born: c. 1200 B.C. (Egypt)

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Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was an American public official who worked mainly in the New York metropolitan area. Known as the " master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County , and Westchester County, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second ...

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/nyregion/robert-moses-andrew-cuomo-and-the-saga-of-a-bronx-expressway.html

Mar 21, 2017 ... There he is again. Robert Moses. Builder of infrastructure. Ravager of neighborhoods. Maker of omelets. Breaker of eggs. Never mind civics texts. “The Power Broker,” Robert A. Caro's biography of Mr. Moses, is the book that still must be read — 43 years after it was published — to understand how New ...

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News about Robert Moses. Commentary and archival information about Robert Moses from The New York Times.

www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/07/how-low-did-he-go/533019

Jul 9, 2017 ... The story: Robert Moses ordered engineers to build the Southern State Parkway's bridges extra-low, to prevent poor people in buses from using the highway. The truth? It's a little more complex.

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1939/02/robert-moses/306543

NOT long ago the automobile in which Robert Moses was riding was stopped by traffic lights at a busy street crossing in Manhattan. Suddenly the driver of a large truck leaned from his cab and asked excitedly: 'Ain't that Commissioner Moses?' ' Yes, that's me,' was the reply. 'Well, I just want to tell you you're doin' a swell job ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Moses

Robert Moses, (born Dec. 18, 1888, New Haven, Conn., U.S.—died July 29, 1981 , West Islip, N.Y.), U.S. state and municipal official whose career in public works planning resulted in a virtual transformation of the New York landscape. Among the works completed under his supervision were a network of 35 highways, ...

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Robert Moses State Park is an ocean beachfront facility that attracts nearly 3.8 million visitors annually and boasts a shoreline of nearly five miles. As the most western point of Fire Island, the park is conveniently located at the southern end of the Robert Moses Causeway and is easily accessible by car or from the Babylon ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/23/the-power-broker-robert-moses-and-the-fall-of-new-york-robert-caro-review

Oct 23, 2015 ... Technically, Robert Caro's book The Power Broker is a biography of urban planner Robert Moses, but that description feels laughably inadequate on multiple counts. For more than four decades, this particular urban planner was the most powerful man in New York, an unelected emperor who dominated ...

www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Robert-Moses-Fall/dp/0394720245

One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few have known: that Robert Moses was, for almost half a century, the ...