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Book review: Beyond the Wild River

Beyond the Wild River

Sarah Maine
Atria Books | Simon & Schuster

US Release date:
April 18, 2017
also available as ebook… 1,002 more words

Historical Novels

Painting with a different palette.

He paints with lakes and wooded slopes;
with lawns and banks and forest-covered hills;
with mountain sides and ocean views.

Daniel Burnham, speaking of Frederick Law Olmsted…

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Finally, a book about urban planning and serial killing

The Devil in the White City; Erik Larson, 2003

Erik Larson tells the parallel true stories of the making of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the machinations of a psychopathic serial killer just a few blocks away in what may be my favorite non-planning planning book. 1,028 more words

Urban Planning

The Flowery Kingdom

Occasionally genealogists spend research time delving into the nooks and crannies of history to broaden the knowledge of an ancestor’s life.   For some time I have been gathering information on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.   875 more words

Columbian Exposition of 1893

As the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the new world approached, Catholic educators around the U.S. were determined to claim Columbus as their own. What better way to claim Columbus as their own than to participate in the 400th anniversary which was scheduled for 1892? 144 more words

Parochial Schools