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Paul Collins

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Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery (2013)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: My wife bought me this book knowing that I love Alexander Hamilton. It ended up having very little to do with him, and spent most of the time describing the context of the murder. I found it a really great glimpse into daily life at the turn of the 19th century. On the other h...
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars (2011)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I thought that this was a very interesting true crime story, but I felt that it wasn't interesting enough to warrant an entire book. I feel like it would have been better as a section in a book that is a collection of true crime stories. The book also tried to tie in the additi...
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (2014)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The world is still waiting for a truly great biography of Edgar Allan Poe. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paul Collins' biography to students and other interested readers. It's concise, insightful, and well written - and, perhaps most importantly, it avoids the probl...
The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World (2009)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Who knew that following in the footsteps of a world-conquering first edition would be such an emotional experience. Starting at one and the same time at an auction house and the original printing house, Collins does an impressive job chronicling where the extremely limited editio...
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