The Devilish History of “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe!

Greetings, folks! I just uploaded a brand new episode of Bookworm History over on the YouTube channel all about the story behind Christopher Marlowe’s infamous “Doctor Faustus”. I learned a ton while putting this together and I hope you will, too! Click the title card below to check it out, and, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Doctor Faustus

P.S.- This website and all the stories contained therein can now be accessed simply by going to! Very exciting!

New Episodes! “Water for New York City” and “The Remains of the Reservoirs”!

Greetings, folks!  I just put a pair of new episodes up over on the Bookworm History YouTube channel.  The first is called “Water for New York City” and is all about New York’s early attempts at creating a sustainable water source.  What do street gangs, fatal duels, and pastoral parks have to do with New York’s water supply?  Click the title card below to find out!

Water for New York City

Next, I decided to do some searching outside of the library and set out to find any remaining pieces of the Old Croton reservoirs in Manhattan.  It’s a little different from my normal programming, but I hope you enjoy it!

The Remains of the Reservoirs

I’ve been working on these projects for over a month now and it’s been a lot of fun and a lot of work.  Check them out, let me know what you think, and, as always, thanks for stopping by!