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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Death of an Empire
  • Robert Booth
  • English
  • 05 June 2020
  • 9780312540388

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FREE READ ↠ Death of an Empire 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. OK the copy on this jacket grabbed me at the library Reading it after some seafaring melodrama by O Brien and Forester I was fascinated by the detail of commercial shipping from Salem Then when the American and global economy sours a conspiracy among old monied family members sours too The true crime story is less compelling than the presentation of global seafaring The particular presentation of Daniel Webster as bought and paid for by the protagonist is particularly compelling Revolutionary path jacket grabbed me at the library Reading it after some seafaring melodrama by O Brien and Forester I was fascinated by the detail of commercial shipping from Salem Then when the American and global economy sours a conspiracy among old monied family members sours too The true crime story is less compelling than the presentation of global seafaring The particular presentation of Daniel Webster as bought and paid for by the protagonist is particularly compelling

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FREE READ ↠ 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. This book wasn t perfect but I would still recommend it to anyone interested in New England history It is one of the only books out there that I know of about Salem s history that does NOT deal with the witch trials And the witch trials let s face it are played out They are very interesting and all that but come onSalem has centuries of history to delve into including a period around 1790 when it was one of the ten biggest cities in the country and fabulously wealthy and sent ships all around the world to places like China and Sumatra and was a major player in global trade You give the country all this great history and no interest but you hang a few dozen innocent people on witchcraft chargesThis book is all about how Salem s wealth and power as a port slipped away and it is also about a sensational murder trial of the time period The murder was interesting and all but I sort of wished the author had spent time on the trade I would have liked about all the different countries they visited and why they were trading with those places and high seas adventure and that kind of thing The murder trial lost me after a while But still Worth a read anyway

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FREE READ ↠ Death of an Empire 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. This man is a five star teller of anecdotes and a one star writer of history First the good the anecdotes are superb Full disclosure I am a Salem native and grew up hearing the names of the historical figures in the book both as people and names of streets etc It might have been riveting for someone in my position to read about these people behind the names it s hard to determine this I ll certainly never look at the Salem Common in the same way again The bad while the author does have a central dramatic point to the story it is not revealed until almost page 200 of a 297 page book I don t care if he did not have a central argument to make other history books that are general narrations about the lives of multiple people have been far expertly crafted The Mitford Sisters is a great example It felt as though I were reading well authored bits of a People magazine with snippets sprinkled here and there Any overarching structure was completely lackingHowever I cannot express how pleased I was that someone has finally written something about Salem s maritime past It is worth a read especially if you grew up in the area Enough about the 1692 witchcraft trials already this topic far interesting