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The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror

4 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Beverly Gage

Just after noon on September 16, 1920, as hundreds of workers poured onto Wall Street for their lunchtime break, a horse-drawn cart packed with dynamite exploded in a spray of metal and fire, turning the busiest corner of the financial center into a … see full wiki

Author: Beverly Gage
Genre: History
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
3 reviews about The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of...
review by . March 09, 2009
So, up front you should know that I haven't finished this book and likely won't. I've gotten two-thirds of the way into it and I give up. It's completely failing to grip me, and I have no interest in finishing it.    I'd gone into this book expecting a nice non-fiction crime story, talking about the particulars of a very nasty terrorist attack. I'd expected to read all about the case, how it happened, who was behind it, the investigation, etc.    Sadly, what …
review by . February 16, 2009
As it becomes more apparent that America's "war on terror" really may be the generational conflict some commentators were predicting shortly after September 11, perhaps historians' minds are turning more to similar periods of uncertainty and generalized threat in American life? It would seem that way, given that a few months ago saw the release of American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century, Howard Blum's well-done re-introduction to us of the bombing …
review by . February 05, 2009
In the aftermath of the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center by terrorist acts, it is easy to forget that terrorism has a long and convoluted history in the United States. For decades in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, foreign-born individuals came to the United States and planted bombs to further their social, economic and political agendas. A great deal of this activity was intertwined with the labor movement as it fought a vicious battle with the wealthy …
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