A new book about dynamite, anarchism, and the birth of the surveillance state.
Congratulations! Look forward to reading this one, too. Am enjoying talking about How We Got to Now while I'm on book tour for my new novel The Hummingbird Effect - all credit to you for the inspo for the title! Congrats again on your new book.
Looking forward to it. I will ALWAYS remember The Ghost Map. It was the first book I read that turned me into a passionate reader! I picked it up from the Mutter museum in Philadelphia a few years ago. Your book ignited a fire inside me, and I have not stopped reading since.
The first time I have ever [pre-]ordered a book based on the author’s self review.
I cannot wait to read this book! Not sure if you came across the story of Pietro Rigosi, an anarchist from Italy who inspired the song La Locomotiva by one of the greatest songwriters in the country, Francesco Guccini. That song has inspired 2 or 3 generations of Italians.
Anyway, I am anxiously waiting for the book to be available! Thanks Steven!
This sounds awesome! I appreciate your work, Steven, and love how you're offering readers a little behind the scenes. Thank you for continuing to share your gift.
Last year I watched the classic 8 part New York Ric Burns documentary, it reminded me of Emergence for obvious reasons and then the Manchester analysis section. I thought to myself "I feel like there's more 1840s-1910s urban stories that could be told"
and here we are