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

Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

Last Sunday my favorite (and closest) park in New York City hosted the annual Medieval Festival.  It was terrific.  Lots of good festival food (a few years ago they added beer and wine), many performance stages, demonstrations of blacksmithing and sword making, multiple themed booths selling baubles and beads, knights jousting, a live chess game, … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review