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Hot read for every history buff. Also a great reminder and validation for social nets that help those who NEED it!Published 8 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 16 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 18 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 21 months ago by Christina N. Dudley
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 Gerald P. Wolf
"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
Good review of a natural disaster that has been forgoten. Tieing the disaster into the campaign helped the book keep moving and gave a good reference point for the readerPublished on March 2, 2011 by dammunch
I read "Hot Time in the Old Town" in four days, and for most of that time it was hard to put down (the ending drags a bit). Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by T. Anderson