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Less well known than the classics of his contemporaries, Howells' Silas Lapham stands as strong,vital, and timeless as Twain's Gilded Age and Dickens' Our Mutual Friend   In fact, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Alienist. March 19, 2011
The Alienist
An imaginative plot is unfolded to present an exciting, fictionalized re-creation of the early history of changes in city policing as New York evolves from the 19th to the 20th century.
reviewed The Alienist. March 19, 2011
The Alienist
In 1896, Theordore Roosevelt hadn't yet made it to the White House. As Commissioner of the New York City Police, Roosevelt was sadly aware that the gruesome serial mutilation and killing of young …
posted a Quick Tip about The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel. December 30, 2010
The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel
A richly complex gothic mystery, a psychological thriller, a compelling period historical fiction, THE PALE BLUE EYE is a fictionalized re-creation of a brief segment of the life of West Point Academy …
posted a Quick Tip about One Thousand White Women: The Journal.... November 10, 2010
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
An interesting story based on the intriguing alternate history premise that in 1854 at a peace conference held at Fort Laramie, a prominent Cheyenne chief had the temerity (or so the white US Army negotiators …
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Every once in a very long while, I am privileged to read a novel that is so compelling, so breathtaking and so utterly absorbing that I find myself holding my breath in awe as I turn the final page. "One …
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... October 09, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
An interesting, informative and exciting juxtaposition of two wildly different historical events that took place in Chicago - the creation of the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the terror of America's …
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
As Chicago entered the final decade of the 19th century, it was a black city with a black heart, a figurative and literal pig sty run by a civil administration rife with graft and dominated by the stink …
posted a Quick Tip about The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The In.... September 22, 2010
The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The Intrepid Life
There are VERY few authors who can write history with the panache of a page-turning thrilller. Peter Steele joins those ranks with the story of George Back, a little known participant in the development …
reviewed The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The In.... September 11, 2010
The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The Intrepid Life
It takes considerable flair and panache to write history in a way that makes it read like a novel and not very many authors have that ability. Canada's Pierre Berton has it! Dava Sobel and Simon Winchester …
reviewed The Angel of Darkness. August 18, 2010
The Angel of Darkness
In "The Angel of Darkness", Caleb Carr returns his readers to the atmospheric, intriguing, rough and tumble world of late nineteenth century New York. The story is told through the eyes of Stevie …
reviewed The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull,.... July 27, 2010
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the
"Custer had always lived life at a frenetic pace. He thrived on sensation. Whether it was courting Libbie in the midst of the Civil War, learning taxidermy during his first expedition in the northern …
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
I'm not usually a fan of non-fiction but this book was amazing. I was spellbound as I read. The author did a great job of describing the time period, it made me almost sad to live now and not …
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... July 05, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
good stuff, learned a lot and got freaked out!
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... July 01, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
Loved this! Great look at a unique moment in history and a little known serial killer - nicely woven into one.
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 28, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
An excellent combining of history with imagination. Erik Larsen weaves plots together in this book with great skill!
posted a Quick Tip about Uncle Tom's Cabin. June 26, 2010
Uncle Tom's Cabin
This is one of those book's you moan about having to read it for school but when you read it you love it.
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 24, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
wow!
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 23, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
Enjoyed the dark subject matter and historical recount of the world's fair.
9724BE76462145876DEC54A0EFD9127
The novel follows the life of self made man Silas lapham and his family.  Silas is a mineral paint man who constructed a paint industry for himself based on his unique paint type almost single …
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 16, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
Great story and a lot of Chicago history to boot.
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 16, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
I cant believe i read this whole thing, but it is actually pretty good.
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 15, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
It was amazing to me that there had been yet another serial killer in Chicago's past and I had never heard about it until I read this book. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about Chicago
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 14, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
an interesting look into the worlds fair in Chicago and the evil that lurked.
posted a Quick Tip about The Devil In The White City: Murder, .... June 11, 2010
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic,
book sucks
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