Byron’s Women by Alexander Larman

By | 2018-12-01T10:25:09+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: BookClique, History, TCPL|

Despite being one of the greatest of English Romantic poets,  George Gordon, Lord Byron’s (1788-1824) relationships with most of the women in his life:  mother, half-sister, wife, daughter, mistresses — were at best volatile and at worst abusive and deplorable.  Byron's Women by Alexander Larman chronicles Byron’s dramatic and colorful life with focus on these relationships, [...]

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H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:43+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, History, Non-Fiction|

H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil provides an intriguing complement and contrast to Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, as the author aims to uncover and convey the actual facts regarding the case of the man who is frequently (erroneously) called:  “America’s First Serial Killer.” The better-known portrayal of Holmes (as [...]

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The Tudors : The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G. J. Meyer

By | 2017-07-10T22:02:05+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, History, Non-Fiction|

The Tudors : The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynastyhttp://sirsi.tcpl.lib.in.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=tudors+and+notorious+and+meyer+&user_id=WEBSERVER is what I believe they call “history for the general reader.”  The book reads as if it were fiction, but it’s chock full of facts and stories on each member of the Tudor dynasty starting with Henry VII and ending with Elizabeth I. I really [...]