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Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city / Robert Booth.

Booth, Robert. (Author).
Book Book (c2011.)
Description: xvi, 330 p. : ill., ports., geneal. tables ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2011.
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  • ISBN: 9780312540388 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0312540388 (hardcover) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-315) and index.
Contents: Masters of the Universe. At war ; The lost prince ; White heat ; Panic ; Lost at sea ; The prophet -- Visions & Delusions. White hope ; Celebrations ; Jubilee ; Dreams of new bliss ; Twilight -- Into the Darkness. Nightfall ; The Salem murder ; Confession ; Imps of hell & devils roam ; Death after death ; Conflagration -- Blown Away. The magnate ; The mirage.
Summary: Most readers know Salem only for the city's notorious witch trials. But years later it became a very different city, one that produced America's first millionaire (still one of history's 75 wealthiest men) and boasted a maritime trade that made it the country's richest city. Westward expansion and the industrial revolution would eventually erode Salem's political importance, but it was a shocking murder and the scandal that followed which led at last to its fall from national prominence. This book is the tale of a little-known but remarkably rich era of American history, drawing in characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster.

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Booth, Robert. "Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city." New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011.

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