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Today marks the release of Jennifer Miller’s stellar debut novel The Year of the Gadfly , a tale of prep school scandal and secret societies starring a very precocious young lady named Iris Dupont, whose best and only friend is the chain-smoking ghost of famed broadcast journalist Edward R.
Image credit: VisitWV.com One January afternoon in 1897, Erasmus (aka Edward) Shue, a blacksmith, sent his neighbor’s young boy to see if Elva, Shue's wife of three months, needed anything from the market. When the neighbor boy walked through the front door of the Shues’ rural Greenbrier County, West Virginia, log house, he found Elva’s lifeless body at the foot of the stairs.
Theodore Roosevelt on the campaign trail in 1912.
After Andrew Lohse, the former Dartmouth frat boy who revealed some dark secrets about the hazing rituals that are apparently commonplace on campus, there's been a lot of discussion about what exactly goes on in the bowels of fraternity houses. (Kiddie pools full of bodily fluids and eating something called a vomlet, for starters.)
Feb. 09, 2012 | 9:10 a.m.
Once again, your internet connection’s broadband speed will determine how fast these photos load. The 1890s was a very interesting time in advertising and, with the boom in bicycle manufacture and sales, there was plenty of money to spend on glorious posters and advertisements, particularly in America. By 1900 the bicycle boom was over in the USA, but advertising was still dominant, this time because of a more competitive market.
#3. Being Part of a Mob