Tag Archives: American History

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist

  To compliment my earlier review, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping, let’s turn the clock forward a bit from 1870 to the turn of the century and Empire of Sin. Have you ever heard of Storyville in New Orleans? I had … Continue reading

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A Professor, A President, and A Meteor by Cathryn J. Prince

With a title like that, I expected a clash of titans. However, the subtitle, The Birth of American Science, is a lot closer to the meat of the book. A meteor hit Weston, Connecticut in 1807 and a fledgling American … Continue reading

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Review~ 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman

An edible history of five immigrant families in one New York tenement Special note: Do not read this on an empty stomach or when your cupboards are bare. Looking for a read that deals with food history, cooking, immigration in … Continue reading

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Review ~ Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von Drehle

On March 25, 1911, 146 people died at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. 6 of them were never identified. Many of those dead died from jumping out of the windows fleeing the fire; jumping seemed better … Continue reading

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A Nation Rising by Kenneth C. Davis

Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America’s Hidden History  This is the second book of Davis’ that I have read and I have to say that I liked this one a lot better. (the other … Continue reading

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