Tag Archives: Gilded Age

Non-fiction Review: The Plaza, by Julie Satow

Overview Journalist Julie Satow’s thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today’s Billionaire Row. From the moment in 1907 when New York … Continue reading

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Review: The Heiress Gets a Duke, by Harper St. George

Overview Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society–for that you need a marriage of convenience. American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn’t some … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows of the White City, by Jocelyn Green

Overview She promised a dying father she would keep his daughter safe. She can’t fail now. The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she would never have–a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Chicago’s Great Fire, by Carl Smith

Overview Between October 8–10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, … Continue reading

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Review: A Deadly Fortune, by Stacie Murphy

Overview A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan … Continue reading

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