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louise-marley's picture
Aug.29.2013
  Recently, a terrible crime was committed in Spokane, Washington, and the remarks of the police chief afterward occasioned discussion about whether crime is worse now than ever before.  He spoke of a lost generation, and of a loss of stability and discipline. Those of us who read...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Jan.15.2013
Read Milk and Water about Montreal in the Era of US Prohibition.  On Amazon Kindle.     "One of these days there is going to be a catastrophe. If a fire breaks out one of these days, many of those inside will not be able to get out." So said Constable Conrad Trudeau during the 1925...
robert-earle's picture
Aug.26.2012
I don't know why it has taken me so long to read my way through Wallace Stegner's fiction, and it feels odd to be giving a novel published in 1943 such high marks as a compelling narrative that captures some of the rougher times in American history so powerfully. I'm sure all my praise for The Big...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.12.2012
The Girl In the Glass, by Jeffrey Ford image via clarkesworldbooks.com   Sandra M., who had become interested in a genre novel of mine, began singing the praises of Ford’s novels, and mostly out of politeness, I decided to download this novel of his in e-book form and give it a read. I’m glad...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Jan.30.2012
Well, I found something interesting, looking up "Al Capone + Montreal" on the Internet for my play Milk and Water  about Montreal in 1927, during the era of American Prohibition, using my grandfather, Jules Crepeau as a character. He was Director of Services in Montreal all through the...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Nov.28.2011
Well, I'm getting down to business. Yesterday, I had my hubby step out and buy me two notebooks, of the paper kind and two of the smoothest flowing pens he could find. And I got down to writing my outline for the play, Milk and Water, about Montreal in 1927, the Prohibition Era in the US and a...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Nov.13.2011
I have a snapshot of Montreal Mayor Mederic Martin and Jules and aldermen on a camping trip in the 20s. My grandfather, Jules Crepeau, the then Director of City Services is seated beside him, looking bored stiff, surrounded by a handful of city Aldermen. Five aldermen are holding rifles, one...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Apr.02.2011
My new book, a historical mystery set in Prohibition era central Illinois, is taking me in many new directions. Since my protagonist, Dr. Earl Snyder Junker, is a physician, I need to know about medical practice in the 1920s. Could my character be a medical examiner as well as a family doctor? What...
manny-pacheco's picture
Mar.26.2011
Ken Burns is promoting his newest documentary entitled Prohibition. Highlights of his work will be featured this weekend at a meeting at the National Constitution Center. The forum entitled Civility & Democracy  in America will be taped for a future broadcast. The Volstead Act took effect from...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Sep.28.2010
I've been enjoying the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, but not quite as much as I'd hoped. This could be attributed to  overweening expectations on my part, but after two episodes--each one viewed twice, so you can trust me--I have detected a fairly large hole in this beautifully produced,...