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The Page 99 Test: Rachel Hope Cleves

Rachel Hope Cleves applied the Page 99 Test to her book: The Reign of Terror in America. The test seeks to introduce a book by way of the 99th page, and Cleves doesn’t disappoint: P. 99 of The Reign of Terror in America begins with “rivers of blood” and the terrifying image of infants “carried to be drowned, stuck on the points of spears” while “the hands of mothers, stretched out for mercy to their tender babes were chopped off.” In other words, it’s the perfect place to drop in! More >>

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