Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer

James L. Swanson has written an enlightening and engrossing account of the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.  I knew all of the major points and touchstones of the history but this book is an invaluable guide and deep dive into all the details surrounding it.  It is astounding how … Continue reading Recent Reads: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer

Recent Reads: RAZZLE DAZZLE, THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY by Michael Riedel

Books about show biz too often focus on the glitter and glamour of the performers but Razzle Dazzle fixates on the theater owners that really rule The Great White Way.  This is a fascinating and fun read on the history of Broadway theaters focusing on the seventies and eighties but providing full context.  It dwells … Continue reading Recent Reads: RAZZLE DAZZLE, THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY by Michael Riedel