When two 19th-century women set out to circle the globe at the same time, in different directions, the public was fascinated! A worldwide race between female adventurers, out to beat Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg’s 80-day fictional trip, and competing to beat each other!
19th century New York City was a very different place. Most murders went unsolved, the city smelled bad and people went to see unbelievable sideshows. I just read two books that paint an unrecognizable picture […]