Author Archives: Johnathan Vail

Balsamo the Magician

Balsamo the Magician Alexandre Dumas

More of a short story I didn’t realize that Balsamo was a real person: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Cagliostro Also the history of Madame du Barry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_du_Barry The book was short, or a long… Read more »

Tegra Varityper and the Panther

Ran across an interesting link about Tegra Varityper and a mention of the Panther that I worked on. https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2015/01/varitypers-century-of-typesetting.html

James Fenimore Cooper

  On the list to research and read.  Referred from Lance Schachterle from WPI.   https://www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/les    

Club Dumas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Club_Dumas I enjoyed the book especially for the Dumas connections and rare book world. The plot is interesting and moves along well although I didn’t enjoy the denouement. “Too much… Read more »