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Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Posted by Sherry on 1/9/2015 in 1906, General, Nonfiction |

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Many things about this book are odd, beginning with the co-authors. One of the authors is the subject’s second cousin, or some such relation. He must have been involved in some […]

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The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons by Barbara Mariconda

Posted by Sherry on 12/3/2012 in 1906, 2012, 20th Century History Project, Children's Fiction, Cybil Awards |

“Against a brilliant fireworks display of glittering diamond dust, the Lucy P. Simmons carried us off together on what I knew would be a most spectacular voyage.” The preceding sentence may sound as if it could be the opening sentence of a middle grade fantasy novel called The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, but it […]

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1906: Art and Music

Posted by Sherry on 8/19/2011 in 1906, 20th Century History Project, General, Music and Hymns |

On October 22, 1906 Paul Cezanne, one of the most influential of the Impressionist painters, died at the age of 67 at his family home in Aix-en-Provence, France. Claude Monet, another Impressionist, was aging (66), but still painting in 1906. This painting, by Monet, is called Waterlilies, 1906: As for music, The English Hymnal, 1906 […]

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1906: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 8/18/2011 in 1906, 20th Century History Project, General, History |

February 10, 1906. The biggest and fastest battleship in the world, the HMS Dreadnought, is launched in Britain by King Edward VII. Also in February, the Japanese government announces that it will double the size of its navy within the next three years. For more information about these huge warships of the early twentieth century, […]

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1906: Books and Literature

Posted by Sherry on 8/17/2011 in 1906, 20th Century History Project, Adult Fiction, Booklists, General |

Giosuè Carducci was an Italian poet and teacher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1906. He was strongly anti-clerical, anti-Catholic, and anti-Christian. One of his most famous, and controversial, poems was called “Inno a Satana” (or “Hymn to Satan”.) He died in February, 1907 after receiving the prize in December, 1906. Fiction Bestsellers: […]

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American Eve by Paula Uruburu

Posted by Sherry on 7/19/2011 in 1906, 20th Century History Project, History, Nonfiction |

American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl, and the Crime of the Century by Paula Uruburu. So, a photograph of Evelyn Nesbit was the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s description of the innocent, youthful, and inspirational Anne of Green Gables. And yet the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, The Girl in […]

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Earthquake at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory

Posted by Sherry on 7/18/2011 in 1906, Children's Fiction, General, History |

Earthquake at Dawn is a book in the series Great Episodes, published in 1992 by Harcourt Brace. The novel is set before, during and after the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the story is based upon the stories of two real women who lived through the earthquake and its aftermath. Edith Irvine […]

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