Cruel Stack O’Lee

I loved Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues long before I knew it was based on a real murder. Click here to listen to Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues! Police officer, how can it be? You can arrest everybody But cruel Stack O’ Lee That bad man, oh cruel Stack O’ Lee Billy DeLyon told Stack … More Cruel Stack O’Lee

Was King George V Responsible for the Murder of the Romanovs?

Was George V indirectly to blame for the murder of his Romanov cousins? Did he fear his own English crown would be jeopardized if he gave asylum to the Russian Tsar? There is evidence that the English royals were worried. They had good reason to be. The costs of the Great War were so much more … More Was King George V Responsible for the Murder of the Romanovs?

Stanford White, Old Sins, and Madison Square Garden

Late on the night of June 25, 1906, architect Stanford White passed suddenly and violently out of life and into legend. He was 52 years old. Stanford White shone in his personal and professional life. He was well-known for his work, his generosity, and his charm. He lived in a decadent home, filled with oil paintings and … More Stanford White, Old Sins, and Madison Square Garden