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Book bag week 2010 December 5

A list of books borrowed from local lending libraries 2010 December 5, including “Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights,” and “Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism.”

William Thomas “Billy” Burbridge

Billy Burbridge was a professional gambler who had flourished in New York and Havana during the Gilded Age. He was the brother of my great grandfather, John Black Burbridge, of Winfield, Kansas. He had been a partner in several gaming establishments in Manhattan, including The House with the Bronze Door, which had been designed by Stanford White.