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Author Belkin, Lisa, 1960- author.

Title Genealogy of a murder : four generations, three families, one fateful night / Lisa Belkin.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  364.1523 BEL    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  364.1523 BEL    DUE 12-18-23
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-392) and index.
Summary "Independence Day weekend, 1960: a young cop is murdered, shocking his close-knit community in Stamford, Connecticut. The killer remains at large, his identity still unknown. But on a beach not far away, a young Army doctor, on vacation from his post at a research lab in a maximum-security prison, faces a chilling realization. He knows who the shooter is. In fact, the man--a prisoner out on parole--had called him only days before. By helping his former charge and trainee, the doctor, a believer in second chances, may have inadvertently helped set the murder into motion. And with that one phone call, may have sealed a policeman's fate. Alvin Tarlov, David Troy, and Joseph DeSalvo were all born of the Great Depression, all with grandparents who'd left different homelands for the same American Dream. How did one become a doctor, one a cop, and one a convict? In Genealogy of a Murder, journalist Lisa Belkin traces the paths of each of these three men--one of them her stepfather. Her canvas is large, spanning the first half of the 20th century: immigration, the struggles of the working class, prison reform, medical experiments, politics and war, the nature/nurture debate, epigenetics, the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, and the history of motorcycle racing. It is also intimate: a look into the workings of the mind and heart."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Police murders -- Connecticut -- Stamford.
Murder -- Connecticut -- Stamford.
Troy, David -- Death and burial.
Tarlov, Alvin R. (Alvin Richard), 1929-
DeSalvo, Joseph.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Case studies.
ISBN 9780393285253 (hardcover)
0393285251 (hardcover)
9780393285260 (ePub ebook)

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