Bill's Books

A DIRTY YEAR
Sex, Suffrage, & Scandal
in Gilded Age New York
 

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A nonfiction narrative of 1872 New York, a city convulsing with social upheaval and sexual revolution and beset with all the excitement and challenges a moment of transformation brings.
 
From Chicago Review Press, April 2020
 
 
And from New York's Dutch Era

A Novel of New Amsterdam

The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan

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"[A] romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages."

- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York

Stories & Stuff

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Old News & Views

"SHE DESERVES IT"

"Mrs. Margaret Sanger, founder of the Birth Control League, has been awarded the annual medal of the American Woman's Association ... for the qualities of 'vision, integrity and valor' ... Such is the common sense of what she has been saying ... that people have at last begun to listen and believe.  Her victory is not by any means complete, but the dragons are on the run."

- New York Herald Tribune, Nov. 13, 1931. Sanger opened America's first birth control clinic in Brooklyn in 1916.

AN ENGLISH POET'S VIEW OF NY

"An architecture conceived in a child's dream ... glittering clamor of myriad windows set like colored diamonds."

- Mina Loy upon sailing into the harbor and seeing the skylilne, 1916

MORE OLD NEWS & VIEWS

Beautiful 2020

An Ongoing Gallery of Beauty, Joy & Renewal in a Crazy Year

Despite this year’s trials, I have found inspirational rewards in my rambling around – through Red Rock Arizona in February, Brooklyn through the spring, & continuing mid-July to September with my annual sojourn to the mountains, this year to the Wind River, Tetons, & Beartooths of Wyoming & Montana. Share the beauty of 2020 with me.

TO THE GALLERY

HERE'S A SAMPLER TO DATE

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Desert Varnish, Canyon de Chelly,

Arizona

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Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

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Landscape of Color

Green-Wood, Brooklyn

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Cormorant, Green-Wood, Brooklyn