Bill's Books

The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan
A Novel of New Amsterdam

Mevrouw

A "romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages ... Readers are guaranteed a genuine adventure that will evoke the full range of human emotions. Once begun, they can expect to experience that rare difficulty in putting down a book before they have finished."

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

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

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.

Forthcoming from Chicago Review Press

Old News & Views

LAND DREADNOUGHT "RECRUIT" "LAUNCHED" IN UNION SQUARE

- New York Daily Tribune, May 31, 1917

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Built in 1917, this wooden battleship in Union Square served as a recruiting station in WWI.

 

A RUSSIAN'S VIEW OF NY

"More than any other city in the world, it is the fullest expression of our modern age … a city of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automatism, its streets a triumph of cubism, its moral philosophy that of the dollar."

 - Leon Trotsky, 1916

 

PROFESSOR CLEARS EVE OF ADAM'S DOWNFALL

- New York Times, Jan. 1, 1920

Evidence showing that a woman did not cause the downfall of the human race was produced by Dr. Stephepn Langdon.  His translation of Babylonian tablets from the ruins of Nippur indicates Noah ate the apple, perhaps fed by a feminine deity who saved him from the deluge.

 

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