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The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday Gleanings Chiefly From Old Newspapers Of Boston And Salem, Massachusetts   By: (1822-1898)

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In "The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday Gleanings Chiefly From Old Newspapers Of Boston And Salem, Massachusetts," Henry M. Brooks takes readers on a captivating journey through the historical newspapers of Boston and Salem. This volume, third in the series, delves into the wealth of information found within these old newspapers, giving us a firsthand glimpse into the fascinating stories and events that have shaped New England's past.

Brooks' meticulous research and dedication to preserving history are evident throughout the book. He skillfully sifts through countless newspapers, unearthing hidden gems and forgotten tales that weave together a tapestry of life in 18th and 19th century New England. Through his meticulous selection, he transports readers back in time, providing a vivid and engaging account of the region's yesteryears.

One of the highlights of this volume is Brooks' ability to present a diverse range of articles and stories. From accounts of sensational crimes and court trials to reports on political events and cultural anecdotes, the book covers a wide array of topics. These carefully curated selections not only offer readers a glimpse into the past but also shed light on the societal norms and values of the time.

Another noteworthy aspect is Brooks' attention to detail. With each article, he supplements the original text with his own explanatory notes, offering valuable insights and contextual information. This not only helps readers understand the significance of the stories but also adds depth to their overall reading experience.

"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3" succeeds in captivating readers with its rich historical content. Brooks' passion for uncovering forgotten stories is evident, and his writing style effortlessly brings these narratives to life. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply curious about New England's past, this book is a delightful and informative read.

The volume does have a relatively narrow focus on Boston and Salem's newspapers, which might limit its appeal for readers seeking a broader view of New England history. Nonetheless, for those interested in diving deep into the local history of these two cities, this book is an invaluable resource.

In conclusion, "The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday Gleanings Chiefly From Old Newspapers Of Boston And Salem, Massachusetts" is a meticulously researched and engaging work that captures the essence of the past. With its carefully selected articles and insightful commentary, this book not only informs but also entertains. Henry M. Brooks' dedication to preserving and sharing history shines through, making this volume a true treasure for anyone fascinated by New England's rich heritage.

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16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks. The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:


"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form... Continue reading book >>

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