Category Archives: Crime History

The Betrayal: How the 1919 Black Sox Scandal Changed Baseball

Baseball. History. Scandal. Crime. Chicago. That’s like Christmas, my birthday, and everything good wrapped into one for me and just in time to watch my team duke it out with the Royals in the World Series. Charles Fountain takes a … Continue reading

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The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era by Michael A. Ross

In 1870, New Orleans and Reconstruction had it so right and the best example of this I have ever come across is this case and this book. I wanted to cry; not because there was a kidnapping, but because for … Continue reading

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Deja Book~2 Short Reviews of Books I Feel Like I Have Read Before

Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths by Andrew Norman I have read many books about Darwin, even though I find his natural science so boring that there better be some caffeine involved.  I get my kicks from the controversy that his … Continue reading

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The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (NF)

  Did you know that Italy had its own serial killer? Or that Thomas Harris was inspired by those murders when he wrote the sequel to the uber successful Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal? Let me introduce you to II … Continue reading

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Review~ The Bell Tower: The Case of Jack the Ripper Solved in San Francisco by Robert Graysmith

I admit, I have a morbid attraction to any book having to do with Jack the Ripper. Every few years, it seems, some author comes out with a book that purports that they have solved the case once and for … Continue reading

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