Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York

April 25th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York
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“Horn creates a vivid and at times horrifying portrait of Blackwell’s Island (today’s Roosevelt Island) in New York City’s East River during the late 19th century . . . Horn has created a bleak but worthwhile depiction of institutional failure, with relevance for persistent debates over the treatment of the mentally ill and incarcerated.” —Publishers Weekly.

“Stacy Horn’s history of Blackwell’s Island is a shocking tale, and an invaluable account that will reward anyone with an interest in the history of New York.” —Simon Baatz, New York Times bestselling author of For the Thrill of It and The Girl on the Velvet Swing.

“Blackwell’s Island’s descent into darkness is chronicled with clarity and conscience by master-story-teller Stacy Horn. No one who has taken that journey with her will return the same.” —Teresa Carpenter, Pulitzer Prize-winner and editor of New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York”

  2. By Karen (The One in North Carolina) on Apr 25, 2018

    Preordered my Kindle copy. Always happy to see a new book from you. Sorry you’re not coming to NC on a book tour but I’m sure that Algonquin has interesting things planned for the book.

  3. By Karen Baierl on Apr 25, 2018

    I work at the library and today while there I was looking at the May BookPage and there was you and your new book! I’m assuming you’re aware of that?! If not I’ll take a picture to send to you. I imagine lots of libraries get BookPage. Karen Baierl

  4. By Vivian Swift on Apr 26, 2018

    I got my notice today that my copy is winging its way to my mailbox. Yay!

  5. By Stacy Horn on Apr 26, 2018

    Karen, I did know, but thank you for the heads up. Also, I really wasn’t aware that lots of libraries get BookPage, that’s great to know!

    Vivian, thank you SO MUCH for buying my book!!! What are you working on now?

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