Journal of American History, 2009

By James Green.

Beverly Gage has written a richly detailed and superbly rendered history of one of the worst—and most neglected—terrorist bombings in American history: the dynamite explosion of September 16, 1920, that killed thirty-eight people on Wall Street. Although all but erased from public memory (and ignored by historians until now), the event was sensational news in 1920 and remained so for the next two years during a series of fruitless and often bizarre investigations that failed to solve the mystery of who planted the bomb.

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