book club

The Book Club @ 91.7
7:30 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Footnotes: October 25, 2014

  1. Katherine Howe tells Mark that she's been reading/listening to an audio book of Moby Dick.
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The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Katherine Howe- The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends.

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The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Richard O. Jones: Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress

Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress: The Shocking Edythe Klumpp Murder Scandal by Richard O. Jones

On a cold, drizzly fall afternoon in 1958, a trio of duck hunters stumbled on the charred remains of Cincinnati resident Louise Bergen. When investigators learned that her estranged husband was living with an older divorcée, Edythe Klumpp, they wasted no time in questioning her. When she failed a lie detector test, Edythe spilled out a confession. Although it did not fit the physical evidence, she was found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair.

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The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Kara Cooney- The Woman Who Would Be King

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney

Hatshepsut - the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty - successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Scholars have long speculated as to why her monuments were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her unprecedented rule.

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The Book Club @ 91.7
5:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Daniel James Brown: The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown tells the story of The Boys in the Boat, the University of Washington rowing team who won gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

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