Old Blood

Battle for Babylon: The LA Times Bombing (Part II)

July 18, 2022 Old Blood Season 2 Episode 26
Old Blood
Battle for Babylon: The LA Times Bombing (Part II)
Show Notes

When the LA Times exploded in 1910, a labor war erupted in Los Angeles. At stake was nothing less than the future of their city.

This is part two of the two-part episode, Battle for Babylon: The LA Times Bombing.


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