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The Sun and The Moon is a terrific read that I highly recommend.
Goodman weaves fascinating facts and stories about these charming characters into an overall compelling account which reads better than fiction.
Locke was linked to several interesting characters of the time, the most prominent of whom were showman P.T. Barnum and writer Edgar Allan Poe.
As a native NYer who lives in NYC I'm always /interested in reading about the history of my city, especially when it deals with the 1800s. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Johnny 1955-2055
It is well researched, but it is too long. there is too much information. i could not finish it.Published 3 months ago by Amy Gibbons
Dry. With lots of plodding.
Goodman takes promising material and manages to render it amazingly tedious, largely by means
of suffocating the reader with unessential... Read more
I not only learned about the nascent newspaper business for the masses but also about people who I'd never heard of like Benjamin Day and Richard Allan Locke and how familiar names... Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. J. Gobreski
Matthew Goodman enhanced my understanding of the 19th century. I liked this book because of the connections to different people and events that he entwined within the story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by ELIZABETH
Disappointed that I spent my hard-earned cash for this one, and that's after I heard Goodman's NPR interview on the radio. I expected much more. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Did not realize the competition between the upstart news sources that later became major newspapers. The hoax that was played out about life on the moon was funny. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jeannie
Very readable, well written, and paints a wonderful picture of New York City at that time.Published on November 1, 2010 by Catherine R. Allen
What an interesting book! I just love books like this, that are able to present a period in history with such fascinating details. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by R. Hunt