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Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city

Auteur: Robert Booth
Uitgever: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2011.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Biografie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Most readers know Salem only for the city's notorious witch trials. But years later it became a very different city, one that produced America's first millionaire (still one of history's 75 wealthiest men) and boasted a maritime trade that made it the country's richest city. Westward expansion and the industrial revolution would eventually erode Salem's political importance, but it was a shocking murder and the  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
History
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Robert Booth
ISBN: 9780312540388 0312540388
OCLC-nummer: 682894365
Beschrijving: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Inhoud: Masters of the Universe. At war ; The lost prince ; White heat ; Panic ; Lost at sea ; The prophet --
Visions & Delusions. White hope ; Celebrations ; Jubilee ; Dreams of new bliss ; Twilight --
Into the Darkness. Nightfall ; The Salem murder ; Confession ; Imps of hell & devils roam ; Death after death ; Conflagration --
Blown Away. The magnate ; The mirage.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Robert Booth.
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""The Death of an Empire" is a masterfully told story of greed, recklessness, murder, and the precipitous decline of Salem, one of young America's greatest ports. It is a chilling tale and an Meer lezen...

 
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