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I enjoy reading true stories whether they are autobiography or true crime and historical fiction too. This was a mix . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I liked this book even though it got a slow start. McKinley and Bryan fought for the presidency. McKinley was known for his landmark tariff legislation, while Bryan was... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
Hot read for every history buff. Also a great reminder and validation for social nets that help those who NEED it!Published 13 months ago by Paula B.
Edward P. Kohn's book appears to be a very typical example of the academic world's demand that academics must publish something, anything, to maintain their positions, to get... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Braslow, Ph.D.
This book mixes the tale of the heat wave of 1896 that killed so many people in New York City; William Jennings Bryan and his presidential campaign; his speech in NYC during that... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Kowalski
As a fan of Teddy Roosevelt, death, and disaster (in books, at least), HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN hit a sweet spot for me. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Doodlesquat
I purchased the Kindle edition. I learned about a disaster of which I had no idea. Indeed, there were numerous descriptions of gruesome deaths resulting from the heat wave of... Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
"Hot Time" tells an interesting story though it tends to drag at times. Of utmost importance to the reader should be the chronicling of the urban poor in NYC during the heat wave. Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by Aaron Eyler
I wish I could have liked this book more. I usually love books like these - forgotten stories in US history and the interesting people who were involved in them. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by Rennie Mac