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Gary Krist was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1957. He graduated from Princeton University and studied literature at the Universitaet Konstanz on a Fulbright Scholarship. He is an author and journalist. His first collection of short stories, The Garden State, was published in 1988 and won the mostrar mais Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. His other works of fiction include Bone by Bone, Bad Chemistry, Chaos Theory, and Extravagance. His non-fiction works include The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche and City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. He is a regular book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, Salon, and the Washington Post Book World. He has won numerous awards including the Stephen Crane Award and a Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for Travel Journalism. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares, 2 críticas

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Fascinating piece of American history that was unknown to me before reading the book. To this day, still the greatest landslide disaster ever to occur in the USA.,
 
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SteveCarl | 11 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
along the lines of Devil in the White city, in that they use the serial killer to draw an audience, then spend the majority of the time relating new orleans political history and the history of Jazz. Still a good read, just don't go into it just for the axman
 
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cspiwak | 69 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A wonderful story about the commercialized vice trade in New Orleans in the 30 years before the implementation of prohibition. Filled with numerous fascinating characters and events, An outstanding piece of nonfiction that has inspired this reader to look further into the origins of Jazz.
 
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skid0612 | 69 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Just in case you're not sick of politicians read this book.
 
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dhenn31 | 16 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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