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Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Brenda Clough - Goodreads

An extremely thorough discussion of what night meant, to the minds of preindustrial people. It is almost too long, but well worth dipping into. Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

This is about the way people spent night before the introduction of street lighting in the nineteenth century. Ekirch is a history professor and, according to the dust jacket, this is the product of ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Henry McLaughlin - Goodreads

An interesting history of how we use the night has changed over the centuries. Focuses primarily on Europe and North America. Very helpful resource. Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I remember the great north eastern blackout of 2003. It was an unsettling night spent in our home...at the time located in a borderline sketchy area...looking out the window into utter blackness ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

A really awesome, and unique, history book: the whole focus of this book is on how in previous times, prior to electric light, our forefathers coped with darkness. As you'd expect, most of this ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Sylvia - Goodreads

"Rather than falling, night to the watchful eye rises." "The darkness of night appears palpable. Evening does not arrive it thickens." Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

A history of night-time before electricity. Apparently, it was really dark. Kind of disappointing beginning - a little too dry and facty - but it soon picked up steam. The author really transports you ... Read full review

Review: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

This is a great book about an aspect of history nobody ever discusses: what people did from dusk til dawn in an age before electricity. The book is meaty, with big bites of legend, folklore, fact, and social history. Read full review


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