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The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
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Nicely done. Rubenhold has unearthed a great deal of new information about the lives of the women Jack the Ripper killed. Since the 19th century these women have usually been described as prostitutes. Rubenhold demonstrates that all of them came from ...more
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Raising the Hunley by Brian Hicks
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This book is alternately interesting and infuriating. The story of the Hunley itself, her mission and ultimate discovery, is gripping. What mars the book for me as a reader is the "Lost Cause" miasma that hangs over it. If that sort of thing doesn't ...more
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The Queene's Christmas by Karen Harper
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This one is a beaut. Elizabeth Tudor zips around the palace accompanied by her own personal Tudor Street Irregulars. These improbably include William Cecil, and that leads to a scene in which the Queene (sic) and Cecil have to employ Nancy Drew-level ...more
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This one is a beaut. Elizabeth Tudor zips around the palace accompanied by her own personal Tudor Street Irregulars. These improbably include William Cecil, and that leads to a scene in which the Queene (sic) and Cecil have to employ Nancy Drew-level ...more
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This book is alternately interesting and infuriating. The story of the Hunley itself, her mission and ultimate discovery, is gripping. What mars the book for me as a reader is the "Lost Cause" miasma that hangs over it. If that sort of thing doesn't ...more
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The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
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Nicely done. Rubenhold has unearthed a great deal of new information about the lives of the women Jack the Ripper killed. Since the 19th century these women have usually been described as prostitutes. Rubenhold demonstrates that all of them came from ...more
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