Exposing the Expositions- Ancient Rome in America? is now out of print as of July 2021. A new revised and updated edition will be ready for sale in August 2021. I hope this does not cause much inconvenience.
ORIGINAL DETAIL ON EXPOSING THE EXPOSITIONS
Have we been lied to? The historical period between 1851-1920 may be no exception. During that time Great Expositions (Fairs) were built worldwide: Chicago 1893, Paris 1900, St. Louis 1904, San Francisco 1915. These giant up to 1200 acre expos were built in impossible times of less than two years, then following the end of the event, they were purposely destroyed and thrown into landfills.
Each of these fairs were built to resemble Ancient Rome, and I believe that was no accident. But were the buildings of these World Expositions newly constructed in the 1890’s, or older ones- part of a civilization that was coexisting with Ancient Rome and Greece, and simply restored and painted? This book looks at these questions and more.
This controversial 234 page book, with over 80 photographs inspects the history of the World Expositions between 1851-1915. Beautiful 700-acre sites that resembled Ancient Rome were built, then immediately destroyed. Why? Or maybe they were not built, perhaps they were the restored buildings of an ancient civilization?