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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.
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 3 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 4 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 7 months ago by The Critical Cat
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 8 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
The credulity of American public was severely taxed in the late summer of 1835, when the New York Sun, Benjamin Day's penny paper, published a series of articles about the recent... Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Rose Keefe
The 1835 newspaper hoax about life on the Moon provides an intriguing focus for a book that actually covers much more. Read morePublished on September 27, 2009 by James A. Vedda
Great insight into social science,Newpapers and socio economics during the mid 19th century. A little dry but the subject matter is worth the effort.Published on February 12, 2009 by Diane C., Goelz