Download Book ☆ Death of an Empire 352 pages


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Download Book ☆ Death of an Empire 352 pages ¼ 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 expansiMost 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 So completely disappointed by this book The subject matter is to me at least completely fascinating but it's absolutely suandered on some incredibly awkward and just clunky writing Booth somehow managed to find the least graceful way of writing almost every sentence and after the first chapter which closes with indivisible with slavery Indian clearances industrial development and manifest destiny for all which was such a tormented cliche I could barf I just gave up

Death of an EmpireMost 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 So completely disappointed by this book The subject matter is to me at least completely fascinating but it's absolutely suandered on some incredibly awkward and just clunky writing Booth somehow managed to find the least graceful way of writing almost every sentence and after the first chapter which closes with indivisible with slavery Indian clearances industrial development and manifest destiny for all which was such a tormented cliche I could barf I just gave up

Epub ✓ Death of an Empire ð Robert Booth

Death of an Empire ↠ O its fall from national prominence Death of an Empire is a finely written tale of a little known but remarkably rich era of American history drawing in characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne John uincy Adams and Daniel Webst Kind of generous giving it two stars I know the author probably put a lot of work into this My 'into trivia and history' boss recommended it and it looked pretty cool on the cover but the book was mostly boring filled with anecdotes breaks unconnected pieces of research he found and put into the book It was interesting for a while starting about page 200 where someone was murdered and I guess there was historical data about this event which made it a little coherent as a story As a recitation of historical facts it had lots of info and if you really wanted to learn about that era in New England you could be interested but in choosing a book to read I wouldn't recommend this one Epub ✓ Death of an Empire ð Robert Booth

Robert Booth ð Death of an Empire Text

Robert Booth ð Death of an Empire Text 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 scandal that followed which led at last t Subject matter 5 starsWriting 2 starsAs a tour guide in Salem I found the stories compelling and interesting bringing detail to the history I already knew I really enjoyed the accurate information presented throughout The writing however is poor It seemed the author was trying for dramatic effect but I found it very confusing and unnecessary in a history book Stories were split as the author took tangents with the characters and the main point of the section was sometimes not returned to for several pages Characters were sometimes referred to by last name only which causes problems when there are several members of the same family involved in the narrative I had to flip back and forth several times to figure out which person was the subject I would recommend the book but read it section by section rather than chapter by chapter There are too many topics covered in each chapter to find than a cursory theme among them