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Paradise Alley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2008

    I adore this book

    I've read this book twice and plan to read it again in a couple of years. I'm captivated by the setting, the period, and the characters. This is just a great book that is thoughtfully written and carefully researched. Did you know that bankers in NYC would place bets on the outcome of Civil War battles?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2004

    Brilliant Historical Fiction

    Kevin Baker has done a remarkable job of bringing back to life a part of New York's and America's history in his marvelous 'Paradise Alley'. Unlike other books of historical fiction, Mr. Baker does not bog down the reader by impressing him/her with his research. The story and characters come first, and this is what separates Mr. Baker from other writers of historical fiction. Pick up this terrific book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2002

    One of the best

    Paradise Alley is one of the best new novels of the year. Set in the Civil War years, the author brings the characters to life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    the best

    great prose detailing an important historical time. one of my top ten favs

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    Fascinating novel

    I love historical fiction and who is better to write one than a historian. The narrative form in this novel is superb. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2002

    worth reading

    I am captivated by this work. It is historically accurate in every detail. I heartily recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2003

    Dreamland's Equal

    Dreamland, an extraordinary work, has found its match in Paradise Alley. Brutal, sometimes to an extreme, is captures a none- too-pretty picture of New York in its most violent age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2002

    A reader in New York

    This is a fascinating riveting book. Kevin Baker captures the feeling, look and even the smells of a different New York. I was interested in all the characters and their fates in the tumultuous time of the draft riots. He brought the period alive, and New York itself resonated as the main character.

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    Posted March 9, 2011

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