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Henry James, the Bowery, and New York Jews

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou In 1904, at the apex of his career, Henry James came home from Europe for the first time in more than 20 years. He’d written many books—Daisy Miller, The Wings of the Dove, What Maisie Knew, Portrait

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The Hells Angels’ Role at Altamont

by Saul Austerlitz Puttering in mostly unnoticed among the stream of vehicles making their way onto the speedway grounds, a tan school bus crammed full of young men parked just behind the stage. From the exterior, this bus hardly differed

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The History Behind the Mystery: The Devil’s Half Mile

by Paddy Hirsch Journey back to New York City in the days in which our nation was a young country, still finding its way—before The Alienist, before Gangs of New York… where the Wall Street as we know it was

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Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege, and Power

by William Stadiem In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive finishing school in the world. Her alumnae married more fortunes, titles and famous names than any of the Seven Sisters. The names on her client list were epic—Kennedy,

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The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy

by William Klaber & Philip Melanson Updated for the 50th anniversary of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Shadow Play explores ignored witness accounts, coerced testimony, bullet-hole evidence, and other issues surrounding the political homicide.

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