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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:   Print book : 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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Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Death of an Empire details not only the death rattle of one of our country's most important world ports but the growing pains of an emerging nation. Meer lezen...

 
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