Reading List for October 13, 2017

Hiroshima In a 1946 article In The New Yorker, John Hersey painstakingly chronicles the first moments and days following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, traced through the movements of a handful of survivors about the city.


How Victorian London Almost Ended Up With a Roman Sewer In The Appendix, Caroline Wazer writes about the mid-195th century push to modernize London’s sewers based on a growing British interest in archaeology.

Cottage Country Murder In The Walrus, Zander Sherman writes about a family in Ontario who got into the elder care business and, at best are guilty of severe neglect of their charges and possibly may have murdered at least one of them. The family members remain free today.

Kissinger Declassified In a 2004 article InVanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens writes about a trove of declasified communications by Henry Kissinger in the 1970s, which revealed his involvement in coups, assassination and all, manner of other Kissingeresque crimes.

Rock N Roll Tragedy: Why 11 Died At The Who’s Cincinnati Concert In a 1980 article inRolling Stone, Chet Flippo writes about the crowd crush at the infamous concert at Riverfront Coliseum where 11 deaths were initially blamed on intoxication and eventually on festival style seating.


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