A visual poetry book
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



Saturnalia



Sol Invictus



Eastern sun cult



Elagabalus



Aurelian



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