An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
I enjoyed this true story of German saboteurs in America including a bombing that measured 5 on the Richter scale.
It was unbelievable that the United States and especially President Wilson were so naïve that they had no counter espionage agents in place.
The best part of this tale was the story of John McCloy and his wife Ellen. He was a lawyer that got involved in the trial to bring justice to the owners of the plant that was sabotaged by the German spies. She was fearless in her stance to help her man, including once following an agent into a men's restroom just in time to see him climb out the window to escape.
This was an important story to know and I am glad I read it. Lloyd James narration was good, if nothing special.
Online Grad Student, I prefer audiobooks to bound books. Preferences: history, disasters, Preston/Child, Lee Child
This is a well narrated audiobook of murder, forensics, and the incredible power and resources of yellow journalism in NYC at the turn of the 20th century. Pulitzer and Hearst battle to scoop each other in a grisly murder of a mutilated German-American. Forensic and courtroom procedures are described in stark contrast to today's format. The story swirls around collusion between the police and reporters, the handling of evidence, the subject of abortion, the conditions of the Tombs jail, the consolidation of the five boroughs into one municipality, and the apex of yellow journalism where news is made, not reported. Great story, especially if you're from NYC.