Brattlecast #29 - The Big Book

Ken discusses a copy of The Big Book, inscribed by Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson. It's one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, and the unfortunate social stigma associated with it makes certain editions particularly rare. Learn all about it, one Brattlecast at a time.


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Brattlecast #27 - 'A Disaster Mitigated Only by Moments of Farce'

He was elected mayor of Boston four times, he went to jail for mail fraud, and he zinged President Franklin D. Roosevelt real bad! He's local legend James Michael Curley, and Ken's got his personal letters!


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Brattlecast #26 - Law and Order: SBU

In the Brattle criminal justice system, book based offenses are considered especially heinous. Listen as Ken recounts some book related crimes and scams, from a failed Gutenberg Bible heist at Harvard to his shop's own literate sale lot shoplifters. These are their stories. [Dun Dun]


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Brattlecast #25 - Ken's Collections

A glimpse of Ken's fun and surprising personal collections: eclectic bathroom decor, cookbooks about cannibalism, jazz photographs, and a signed Houdini photo that, while technically for sale, he's doing his best not to allow to escape.


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