Books

The Anarchist #2020

The Anarchist By John Smolens The Anarchist On a stifling hot afternoon in September a young anarchist Leon Czolgosz who has been stalking President William McKinley waits in line to meet the president his right hand wrapped in a han
  • Title: The Anarchist
  • Author: John Smolens
  • ISBN: 9780307351890
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Anarchist By John Smolens On a stifling, hot afternoon in September 1901, a young anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, who has been stalking President William McKinley, waits in line to meet the president, his right hand wrapped in a handkerchief and held across his chest as though it were in a sling But the handkerchief conceals a.32 caliber revolver When the president greets him, Czolgosz fires two shotOn a stifling, hot afternoon in September 1901, a young anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, who has been stalking President William McKinley, waits in line to meet the president, his right hand wrapped in a handkerchief and held across his chest as though it were in a sling But the handkerchief conceals a.32 caliber revolver When the president greets him, Czolgosz fires two shots.The nation quickly plummets into fear and anger A week later, rioting mobs attempt to lynch McKinley s assassin, and across the country, political dissidents such as the notorious Emma Goldman are tracked down and arrested Driven by a sense of duty and by his love for a beautiful Russian prostitute, Czolgosz s confidant, Moses Hyde, infiltrates an anarchist group as it sets in motion a deadly scheme designed to push the country into a state of terror.The Anarchist brilliantly renders a haunting and belligerent twentieth century landscape teeming with corrupt politicians, kind hearted prostitutes, dissidents, and immigrants eager for a fresh start It is an America where every allegiance is questioned, and every hope and aspiration comes at a price.
    The Anarchist By John Smolens Anarchism Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism anarchism Definition, Varieties, History, Artistic Anarchism, cluster of doctrines and attitudes centred on the belief that government is both harmful and unnecessary Anarchist thought developed in the West and spread throughout the world, principally in the early th century anarchy symbol The circle A, a common anarchist symbol maryvalery Fotolia The Anarchist s Workbench Chapter X Lost Art Press day ago The Anarchist s Workbench Chapter X Posted on September , September , by Lost Art Press Christus helpt Jozef bij timmermanswerk, . Anarchists and Agitators Who Is Behind the Violence It s an anti fascist group formed originally in Germany in the s They were Stalinists who pledged to combat the Nazis Here in America, these anarchists are based in the Northwest This Millennial Proves You Can Still Grow Your Money During An Economic Crisis Anarchism Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Communism
    • [MOBI] ï The Anarchist | By ↠ John Smolens
      120 John Smolens
    • thumbnail Title: [MOBI] ï The Anarchist | By ↠ John Smolens
      Posted by:John Smolens
      Published :2020-06-11T21:12:39+00:00

    About "John Smolens"

    1. John Smolens

      According to Northern Michigan University s website, John Smolens has published five novels Cold, The Invisible World, Fire Point, Angel s Head, and Winter by Degrees, and one collection of short stories My One and Only Bomb Shelter Cold was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and the Detroit Free Press selected Fire Point as the best book by a Michigan author in 2004 His short stories and essays have appeared in various magazines and newspapers, including the Virginia Quarterly, the William and Mary Review, the Massachusetts Review, Yankee, Redbook, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe His work has been translated into Dutch, Greek, Italian, and Turkish, and has been published the United Kingdom by Hodder Stoughton, London His most recent publication is The Anarchist and has been well received.

    549 Comments

    1. Alleged White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi never posed any threat to the president, but they reached him so easily at a time of heightened security that the parallels to a tragic encounter 100 years ago are truly frightening In 1901, as today, America was suffering economic turmoil while battling shadowy zealots trying to destabilize Western governments with acts of terror and assassination These early 20th century anarchists disrupted markets and kept political leaders in a st [...]


    2. historical fiction about leon czolgocz, who assassinated president william mckinley in buffalo in september 1901 the book follows czolgocz starting a few days before the assassination, up until his final incarceration in the prison where he was to be executed there are some side stories, as well, including the relationship between the mckinleys their executive doctor, who hides mrs mckinley s frail health from the public the most dominant story was about moses hyde, a canawler on the erie canal [...]


    3. This is my seventh Smolens boook and his newest I ve reviewed all of them, except, I think, his collection of stories called My One and Only Bomb Shelter I read that back before I began reviewing, I think, but it s equally good I m running out of superlatives for Smolens work This one is every bit as good as the others, and bears the Smolens stamp of superlative there s that word again , plot, pacing, suspense and especially characters The extra element here is an obvious attention to extensive [...]


    4. This is another in an ever growing list of historical fiction novels that I really enjoyed reading Reading about President McKinley s 1901 assassination made me feel like a time traveler John Smolens taught me about a very specific time in history that my teachers had quickly glossed over during high school history class What people thought about the future in times past always makes us rethink our own ideas about the future.One character says River commerce, canals even your horse will become t [...]


    5. I enjoyed the book, primarily because I m from Canton, Ohio and I realized what little I knew of William McKinley The monument is quite beautiful and worth a visit if ever in the area, but it s for workouts than anything these days I think I will revisit it and read on this man The book gave me enough information to understand how he was killed, but because it was based on a fictional character, he didn t delve into McKinley very much I thought the storyline was ok There were parts where I tho [...]


    6. The Anarchist is Leon Czolgosz Chol gosh , who assassinates President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo in September 1901.This novel captures the mood of anarchy of the time extremely well World leaders were being killed by anarchists who thought they were advancing the cause of world peace and the unity of the workers by doing away with leaders.Knowing this and under fairly tight security it is amazing that Czolgosz was able to stand in line for hours and shake hands wi [...]


    7. It s hard to imagine presidents once met with the public on a face to face basis with limited security He mingled with them, and even shook hands without hand sanitizer, too gross On a warm August afternoon in 1901, President McKinley was shot twice by a man firmly entrenched in his belief that the world should exist sans government Needless to say, future presidents limited their public engagements from that point on.My summary is brief simply because not much happened in this book Sure, McKinl [...]


    8. Mystery writer and college English professor, John Smolens, weaves a fictional plot around the factual account of the assassination of President William McKinley by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, a young loner driven by the passionate speeches of Emma Goldman aka Red Emma and a belief that it is his duty to kill the president in support of the common working man The fictional part involves Moses Hyde, an orphaned canawler working on the Erie Canal and hero of the novel, a Russian immigrant prostitute [...]


    9. I should probably state at the onset that John s an old friend,but I do think he s out done himself here, moving into Doctorow territory While I do miss his ability to describe landscape and nature sacrificed in a story that has urban roots , he does apply his ability to build a scene towards the feel of 1901 Buffalo, New York This story of McKinley s asassination builds a little slowly at first as characters are introduced, but then it takes off like a shot okay, bad metaphor The turn of the ce [...]


    10. This book is based on the assassination of President McKinley by Leon Czolgosz It s been a while since I ve read much about the history of Czolgosz and the assasination, but from what I remember there isn t much of a historical record about Czolgosz and he had relatively few connections to the anarchist movement at the time.Author John Smolens takes advantage of this, weaving a story that integrates prostitution, sexual perversion, and all sorts of other stuff into the anarchist struggle There w [...]


    11. Excellent book,exciting, and encouraging in a number of ways GK Chesterton says in his book the Everlasting Man that historical fiction is perhaps the most accurate historical writing of all because it includes emotions, motivations, and passion, for the acts commited throughout histor The emotions and thought of the asassin in this novel may not be those of the actual killer of McKinley, they are fascinating to contemplate.Another interesting, and valuable aspect of this book is to learn that o [...]


    12. I really liked this book I m not the biggest fan of historical fiction, but this book felt different than the other I ve read It was dark and had noir detective elements to it plus it was informative When you think about the U.S Presidents who have been assassinated you rarely read about William McKinley, but the story behind his assassination is fascinating My favorite scenes in the book feature Theodore Roosevelt, who was McKinley s VP The author does a great job of making his larger than life [...]


    13. Fictional historical narrative of Leon Czolgosz assassinating President whats his face written by a sympathetic liberal English professor Not bad Readable Interesting The protagonist is a anarchist sympathizer who is actually a Pinkerton spy Author does the whole I agree with their ideas but disagree with their tactics thing, so the villains are the coppers and the bomb throwers and the heroes are Czolgosz and the President Hmmm Worth a read for those who care about anarchist history, but no one [...]


    14. The Anarchist is the best kind of history lesson It takes the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, builds on the foundation of real people Czolgosz, McKinley, McKinley s wife Ida, vp Teddy Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman mixes in a cast of original characters a canawler, a prostitute, a Buffalo police captain, and a Pinkerton detective to create an inventive thriller This is a great book to give to a brother, husband, or father but only after you ve read it yourself [...]


    15. This historical fiction was both entertaining and educational It brought to life the early 20th century problem of anarchists which was an ever present threat, much like terrorist are today The book flowed really well up until the assasination but seemed to slow to the finish I would defineately reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in history but needs it in an entertaining fashion.


    16. Really struggling with this book I haven t found any characters that I care about and am bored out of my mind I hate to put a book down once I start reading it, but I may need to do just that It does put me right to sleep every night, however.Stick a fork in me, I m done My time is too valuable.


    17. excellent portrayal of the story about leon czolgosz i learned how to pronounce the name that s in the story, as well, but alas i don t have a page number , september 1901, and when president mckinley meets leon, leon fires two shotseresting read, in light of the tragedy of a recent september, 9 11 this is a real good story, captivating and real.


    18. Multiple storylines around the assassination of William McKinley I like the detail to clothing and the characters environment I think I wanted detail about life on the canal At times, the stories felt forced together but I did enjoy the book It was a good summer read.


    19. Interesting historical fiction I knew nothing about anarchism in the United States Book focuses on the anarchist who assassinated President McKinley It has wetted my appetite to read about the anarchist movement in the early 20th century.


    20. Pretty silly I am sort of interested in the politics of the time early 1900s and thought it might be fun to read a novel about it It was a little, small bit of fun, was all Sort of a clumsy potboiler overall.


    21. Interesting book about the assissination of President McKinley that seems to have received little historical attention Interesting insight into the time of anarchists would we call them terrorists today at the turn of the centruy.


    22. Pretty disappointing I never really cared about anyone in this book It didn t suggest any new or interesting insights into the historical even it was supposed to be dealing with Read Caleb Carr s Alienist books instead Much interesting.


    23. This is historical fiction about Leon Czolgosz and the assassination of President William McKinley I know than a bit about this event, and historically the book is wonderfully accurate The story weaves in and out of the known facts, and really evokes the time and place.


    24. A decent fictional account of the assassination of President McKinley by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in 1901 It is a good companion piece to the Dennis Lehane book set in Boston in the 1910s The Given Day.


    25. The assination of Pres McKinley Early 1900 Buffalo and intrigue on surrounding the Assination and efforts by other anarchists to disrupt the country.



    26. Well written period piece interweaving fact and fiction in an engaging tale of assassination, action and suspense.


    27. I heard this author speak at a book festival, and it sounded so interesting I bought the book on the way out It was great, a quick read and really interesting


    28. This was an interesting way to learn about the McKinley assassination The author did a good job at weaving together historical events and the story.



    Leave a Comment