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Author Schechter, Harold.

Title The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation / Harold Schechter.

Publication Info. Boston : New Harvest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 SCH    Available
Description xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-341) and index.
Summary "Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Irwin, Robert, 1907-1975.
Serial murderers -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 9780544114319 hardback
0544114310 hardback

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