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Paperback available on official website. Have you ever wanted to know the stories of the people who have lived in your home before you…or the people who have died in it? Journey through the eerily quiet halls of this 120-year-old hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and discover the true stories behind the heinous crimes and unfortunate events that claimed the lives of Paperback available on official website. Have you ever wanted to know the stories of the people who have lived in your home before you…or the people who have died in it? Journey through the eerily quiet halls of this 120-year-old hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and discover the true stories behind the heinous crimes and unfortunate events that claimed the lives of its past visitors. Over the decades' misinformation and urban legends have arisen regarding a number of suicides, murders, and mysterious accidental deaths that have occurred in this building. Police records, newspaper articles, and coroner's reports were uncovered and the factual information about what really happened has been brought to the surface in one complete collection. Although this hotel has a troubled past, it also has historical significance. It was designated Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #288 by The Cultural Heritage Commission. You will be left with a comprehensive knowledge of this iconic hotel including what movies were filmed there over the years and noteworthy people who have been its guests. Travel back to old-time Los Angeles and get a sense of what it was like to be a guest at the hotel during its glory days.


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Paperback available on official website. Have you ever wanted to know the stories of the people who have lived in your home before you…or the people who have died in it? Journey through the eerily quiet halls of this 120-year-old hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and discover the true stories behind the heinous crimes and unfortunate events that claimed the lives of Paperback available on official website. Have you ever wanted to know the stories of the people who have lived in your home before you…or the people who have died in it? Journey through the eerily quiet halls of this 120-year-old hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and discover the true stories behind the heinous crimes and unfortunate events that claimed the lives of its past visitors. Over the decades' misinformation and urban legends have arisen regarding a number of suicides, murders, and mysterious accidental deaths that have occurred in this building. Police records, newspaper articles, and coroner's reports were uncovered and the factual information about what really happened has been brought to the surface in one complete collection. Although this hotel has a troubled past, it also has historical significance. It was designated Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #288 by The Cultural Heritage Commission. You will be left with a comprehensive knowledge of this iconic hotel including what movies were filmed there over the years and noteworthy people who have been its guests. Travel back to old-time Los Angeles and get a sense of what it was like to be a guest at the hotel during its glory days.

43 review for The History of the Barclay Hotel: A collection of true short stories both epic and tragic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nick Rossi

    The History of the Barclay Hotel: A collection of true short stories both epic and tragic" is an extremely interesting and well written piece of writer J.M. Moore. As a whole, the book is a collection of the vast, sordid history of the Barclay Hotel, ranging from the structure's historical past to it's popularity amongst filmmakers as a set. Immediately, I was entraced by the author's approach to the depiction of the infamous hotel. Instead of presenting a straightforward historical retrospective The History of the Barclay Hotel: A collection of true short stories both epic and tragic" is an extremely interesting and well written piece of writer J.M. Moore. As a whole, the book is a collection of the vast, sordid history of the Barclay Hotel, ranging from the structure's historical past to it's popularity amongst filmmakers as a set. Immediately, I was entraced by the author's approach to the depiction of the infamous hotel. Instead of presenting a straightforward historical retrospective of the location, J.M. Moore rather uniquely presents snippets of the past via newspaper articles and splices it with just enough backstory to bring these isolated events in history alive to the reader. Clearly, hours and hours of research was made into The Barclay by the author. Each carefully selected word is a veritiable testimony to the historical facts that has befallen it's walls. Is it haunted? Maybe. HAve there been mysterious deaths and murders throughout the years? Uh huh. Is the novel riveting? OMG yes. I have so many favorite parts, but the if I had to choose one, it would have to be the virtual tour of the hotel found at Barclay Hotel History. You get chills from the stories that all of the walls speak. Like this review? Read more like it at www.readingotherpeople.com

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shelly

    SOOO disappointing! The last third of the book is references and resources!! I got duped again, shame on me! After listening to Ms. Moore's engaging interview on NPR I was excited and intrigued to read her book, I even paid FULL price which I NEVER do! What an incredible waste of money! There's no insight offered, simply a retelling of any articles or stories she came across in her research. I'll give her that, she's a gifted researcher but credible writer she ain't! For someone who boasts of fo SOOO disappointing! The last third of the book is references and resources!! I got duped again, shame on me! After listening to Ms. Moore's engaging interview on NPR I was excited and intrigued to read her book, I even paid FULL price which I NEVER do! What an incredible waste of money! There's no insight offered, simply a retelling of any articles or stories she came across in her research. I'll give her that, she's a gifted researcher but credible writer she ain't! For someone who boasts of four, yes you read correctly, FOUR!, college degrees the writing is dismal and juvenile! But that may be a reflection on our poor educational system rather than a personal reflection of Ms. Moore, I don't know, I just know bad writing when I read it. Save yourself time and money, just Google Barclay Hotel and see what you find, it'll be better than this I guarantee it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Unique first person narrative of the Barclay hotel, a classic hotel in LA. Easy but entertaining read. I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway but the opinions expressed are solely my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christine Matha

    It is a short book for the most part. I do enjoy local history and find it enjoyable to read. After reading this I would definitely love to see the place. It is quite apparent that the author is emotionally invested in the place and that I found pleasant. It is mostly a bunch of data collection. I would have probably switched chapters around and ended with her own personal experience. Lastly the works cited part of the book is very thorough but almost overwhelming, perhaps a smaller font would b It is a short book for the most part. I do enjoy local history and find it enjoyable to read. After reading this I would definitely love to see the place. It is quite apparent that the author is emotionally invested in the place and that I found pleasant. It is mostly a bunch of data collection. I would have probably switched chapters around and ended with her own personal experience. Lastly the works cited part of the book is very thorough but almost overwhelming, perhaps a smaller font would be more appealing. Much of it is internet research, but I have to admit I used the internet to follow up on several things I had never heard of!

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