Baron Haussmann

Jean-François Raffaelli’s view of one of Haussmann’s boulevards in 1900. Credit Getty Images

Baron Haussmann: the man who set Paris straight

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Robert Moses in 1952

The sadist who wrecked New York, and the last of the great biographers

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