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Book Review: ‘The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn’ by Robert P. Watson

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Severely underfed, beaten, deprived of food and water as punishment for infractions big and small, and afflicted with rampaging fevers, thousands of prisoners died on British prison ships off Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War. Robert P. Watson draws on the accounts of survivors to paint a lurid picture of this hellish but little-known aspect of the war.

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Book Review: ‘The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

'The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage' by Philip Pullman is a wonderful book which should please any who read and enjoyed 'His Dark Materials'. It promises to be every bit as interesting and exciting as the previous series.

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Book Review: ‘The Writing on the Wall: Rediscovering New York City’s “Ghost Signs”‘ by Ben Passikoff

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Faded painted signs from times past linger on the sides of Manhattan's buildings, advertising everything from theaters to hosiery, meat markets to hotels, stables to department stores. Ben Passikoff's big, crisp photos of these relics preserve a vanishing history of industry in New York.

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