Robert Goldsborough's Blog – November 2007 Archive (1)

Reality in Fiction

My interest in blending historical and fictional characters in a novel came with the reading of E.L. Doctorow's 1975 book Ragtime. In that panoramic story, which covered the first two decades of the 20th Century, Doctorow weaved a cornucopia of real people through his colorful tale.

Theodore Roosevelt, Booker T. Washington, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Sigmund Freud, and famed architect Stanford White are among…


Added by Robert Goldsborough on November 3, 2007 at 12:39am — No Comments

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