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The Temple of Music

Jonathan Lowy

America is starkly divided between the haves and the have-nots. A Republican president seeks reelection in the afterglow of a war many view as unnecessary and imperialisttic. He is bankrolled by millionaires, with every step of his career orchestrated by a political mastermind. Religious extremists crusade against the nation's moral collapse. Terrorists plot the assassination of leaders around the world. And a lonely, disturbed revolutionary stalks the President. . . . It all happened. One hundred years ago. It all comes to life in The Temple of Music. A vivid, gripping historical novel of the Gilded Age, The Temple of Music re-creates the larger-than-life characters and tempestuous events that rocked turn-of-the-century America. From battlefields to political backrooms, from romance to murder, The Temple of Music tells the tales of robber barons, immigrants, yellow journalists, and anarchists, all centering on one of the most fascinating, mysterious, but little-explored events in American history: the assassination of President William McKinley by the disturbed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The Temple of Music brings to life the intrigues and passions, the hatreds and loves of a rich cast of real-life characters, including Emma Goldman, the passionate anarchist who forsakes her personal life to fight for workers' rights and free love; her imprisoned lover, the failed assassin Alexander Berkman; corrupt kingmaker "Dollar" Mark Hanna, whose fund-raising and strategizing foreshadowed how modern presidential campaigns would be run; William Jennings Bryan, the populist orator and chief political rival of McKinley; flamboyant newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst; self-appointed morality czar Anthony Comstock; steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie; and Carnegie's iron-fisted manager, Henry Clay Frick. At the center of this tableau is William McKinley, the president, and Leon Czolgosz, his assassin. McKinley rises to the presidency almost by accident, floating on the money and political clout of Mark Hanna.

America is starkly divided between the haves and the have-nots. A Republican president seeks reelection in the afterglow of a war many view as unnecessary and imperialisttic. He is bankrolled by millionaires, with every step of his career orchestrated by a political mastermind. Religious extremists crusade against the nation's moral collapse. Terrorists plot the assassination of leaders around the world. And a lonely, disturbed revolutionary stalks the President. . . . It all happened. One hundred years ago. It all comes to life in The Temple of Music. A vivid, gripping historical novel of the Gilded Age, The Temple of Music re-creates the larger-than-life characters and tempestuous events that rocked turn-of-the-century America. From battlefields to political backrooms, from romance to murder, The Temple of Music tells the tales of robber barons, immigrants, yellow journalists, and anarchists, all centering on one of the most fascinating, mysterious, but little-explored events in American history: the assassination of President William McKinley by the disturbed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The Temple of Music brings to life the intrigues and passions, the hatreds and loves of a rich cast of real-life characters, including Emma Goldman, the passionate anarchist who forsakes her personal life to fight for workers' rights and free love; her imprisoned lover, the failed assassin Alexander Berkman; corrupt kingmaker "Dollar" Mark Hanna, whose fund-raising and strategizing foreshadowed how modern presidential campaigns would be run; William Jennings Bryan, the populist orator and chief political rival of McKinley; flamboyant newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst; self-appointed morality czar Anthony Comstock; steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie; and Carnegie's iron-fisted manager, Henry Clay Frick. At the center of this tableau is William McKinley, the president, and Leon Czolgosz, his assassin. McKinley rises to the presidency almost by accident, floating on the money and political clout of Mark Hanna.
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America is starkly divided between the haves and the have-nots. A Republican president seeks reelection in the afterglow of a war many view as unnecessary and imperialisttic. He is bankrolled by millionaires, with every step of his career orchestrated by a political mastermind. Religious extremists crusade against the nation's moral collapse. Terrorists plot the assassination of leaders around the world. And a lonely, disturbed revolutionary stalks the President. . . . It all happened. One hundred years ago. It all comes to life in The Temple of Music. A vivid, gripping historical novel of the Gilded Age, The Temple of Music re-creates the larger-than-life characters and tempestuous events that rocked turn-of-the-century America. From battlefields to political backrooms, from romance to murder, The Temple of Music tells the tales of robber barons, immigrants, yellow journalists, and anarchists, all centering on one of the most fascinating, mysterious, but little-explored events in American history: the assassination of President William McKinley by the disturbed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The Temple of Music brings to life the intrigues and passions, the hatreds and loves of a rich cast of real-life characters, including Emma Goldman, the passionate anarchist who forsakes her personal life to fight for workers' rights and free love; her imprisoned lover, the failed assassin Alexander Berkman; corrupt kingmaker "Dollar" Mark Hanna, whose fund-raising and strategizing foreshadowed how modern presidential campaigns would be run; William Jennings Bryan, the populist orator and chief political rival of McKinley; flamboyant newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst; self-appointed morality czar Anthony Comstock; steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie; and Carnegie's iron-fisted manager, Henry Clay Frick. At the center of this tableau is William McKinley, the president, and Leon Czolgosz, his assassin. McKinley rises to the presidency almost by accident, floating on the money and political clout of Mark Hanna.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

13h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:19


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:48


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:29


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:38


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:48


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:55


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:08


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:11


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:32


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:53


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:21


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:39


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:38


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:26


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:29


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:13


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:06


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:35


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:29


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:29


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:22


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:56


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:19


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:24


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

01:21


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:42


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

00:58


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

02:20


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:26


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:05


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:06


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:41


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:52


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:31


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

02:58


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:36


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:19


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

01:17


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

01:53


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:40


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

01:05


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:33


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

01:05


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:36


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

01:43


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:46


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:08


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

01:48


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:19


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:20


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

00:58


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:01


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:53


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:24


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

01:46


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:01


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

01:58


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:05


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:39


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

00:34


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

01:52


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:18


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:26


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:21


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:13


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:21


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:02


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

02:30


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:59


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:48


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

01:16


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

01:05


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

01:29


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

01:48


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

01:41


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:07


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

02:54

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