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By Rev. Lloyd George ...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Enhanced ReCast - HOTH 10 - History of Tammany Hall series

Enhanced ReCast - HOTH10 - History of Tammany Hall seriesWe continue our audio book series with Gordon Comstock reading chapters 25, 26 and 27 of Gustavus Myer's History of Tammany Hall.

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Chapter Headings in this episode:

Chapter 25 - Collapse and Dispersion of "The Ring," 1871 - 1872

Chapter 26 - Tammany Rises from the Ashes, 1872 - 1874

Chapter 27 - The Dictatorship of John Kelly, 1874 - 1886

Books/information mentioned in this episode:

William "Boss" Tweed

Henry Ward Beecher

Judge George C. Barrett

William Walter Phelps

William M. Evarts

Tammany and NY Times, summer of 1871

John T. Hoffman

"Honest" John Kelly

John Morrissey

Isaac V. Fowler

James O'Brien

Apollo Hall Democracy, mentioned in the NY Times (43 times)

The original Committee of Seventy

William F. Havemeyer

Richard Croker

Little Big Man (1970)

William H. Wickham

Irving Hall Democracy, mentioned in the NY Times (385 times)

Edward Cooper (thank you BoweryBoys)

Augustus Schell (click on the Picture History link to see a pic - I'm not going to pay the $100 licensing fee!)

Cardinal Francesco Satolli

Cardinal Satolli and Tammany Hall

William R. Grace

New York County Democracy 

New York County Democracy, mentioned in the NY Times (332 times)

Grover Cleveland

Definition of emolument

Other relevant information:

The history of the man who took on "Boss" Tweed and brought us Santa Claus

The Tammany Hall Political Corruption Cartoons of Thomas Nast

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BITA02 - Break in the Action: Happy Sol Invictus

BITA02 - Break in the Action: Happy Sol Invictus
We take a short break to learn about the holiday season from The History of Rome's Mike Duncan. He has two excellent history podcasts. Originally uploaded November, 2008 as 18 - A History of Rome Christmas.

ReCast by mediamode, December 2013. Find more Enhanced ReCasts archived at mediamodepresents.blogspot.com on the right hand side of the page.

Information mentioned in this episode:

Ancient harvest festivals

Ancient mid winter festivals

Definition of Shaman

Definition of Equinox

Definition of Winter Solstice


Sol Invictus

Eastern sun cult



Constantine the Great

Pagan holidays

Roman Catholicism and pagan holidays

Solar crown

Birth of Jesus

Feast of the unconquered sun

Other relevant information:

Ancient and Modern Saturnalia – Lord of Misrule – Inns of Court – Master of the Revels – Slaves Change Places with Masters

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Thursday, December 05, 2013