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Book Review: <i>Pinkerton's Great Detective; The Amazing Life And Times Of James McParland</i> by Beau Riffenburgh


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Back in the days of the actual wild west, America was actually wild. The landscape was unforgiving, the miners were rough, and the atmosphere was lawless. Who kept everything together?

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Book review: <i>Shakespeare</i> by Bill Bryson


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If this was a play, it would be called "The Extraordinarily Talented But Oddly Modest Playwright Who, It's Easy To Imagine, Finds All This Fuss Amusing".

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Book review: <i>Hellfire Club</i> by Daniel P Mannix



If this was a church, it would be the still-extant Wycombe chapel in High Wycombe, built by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Hellfire Club. Look it up on Google, go on! (That golden ball on the spire where a cross normally goes is big enough for six people to get drunk inside, believe it or not!)

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