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Tag Archives: New York City

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History by Kara Hughes

      Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History by Kara Hughes. Here’s a lost treasure. We’ve had this on the shelf and neither Susan nor I had ever seen it–how is that possible?! Anyway, it looks very entertaining–murderers, criminals & politicians (is there a difference in New York?), and assorted […]

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The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman. The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman is a fascinating look at the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam right before it was ceded to the British. When orphans start disappearing from  town, Blandine van Couvering, a young Dutch she-merchant, and Edward Drummond, an  English adventurer and spy, join forces to discover who […]

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