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Title True crime ; an American anthology / edited by Harold Schechter.

Imprint New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam Inc., c2008.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    814.52 TRU    DUE 02-17-16 Billed
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    814.52 TRU    Available
Description xx,788 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Library of America ;
Library of America ;.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 775-778) and index.
Contents The hanging of John Billington / William Bradford -- Pillars of salt / Cotton Mather -- The murder of a daughter / Benjamin Franklin -- An account of a murder committed by Mr. J- Y-, upon this family, in December, A.D. 1781 / Anonymous -- A crime more atrocious and horrible than any other / Timothy Dwight -- The record of crimes in the United States. Jesse Strang -- The recent tragedy / James Gordon Bennett -- A show of wax-figures / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Remarkable case of arrest for murder / Abraham Lincoln -- Crime news from California / Ambrose Bierce -- from Roughing it / Mark Twain -- Jesse Harding Pomeroy, the boy fiend / Anonymous -- Gibbeted / Lafcadio Hearn -- A memorable murder / Celia Thaxter -- The trial of Guiteau / José Martí -- The murder of Annie Downey, alias "Curly Tom" / Thomas Byrnes -- Hunting human game / Frank Norris --
The Hossack murder / Susan Glaspell -- Murder ballads. Poor Naomi. Stackalee. The murder of Grace Brown. Belle Gunness. The murder at Fall River. Trail's end. -- Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, murderess / Thomas S. Duke -- Hell benders, or the story of a wayside tavern / Edmund Pearson -- The eternal blonde / Damon Runyon -- from The gangs of New York / Herbert Asbury -- The mystery of the hansom cab / Alexander Wollcott -- Execution / Joseph Mitchell -- More and better psychopaths / H. L. Mencken -- Dreiser sees error in Edwards defense / Theodore Dreiser -- Sex and the all-American boy / Dorothy Kilgallen -- Miss Ferber views "vultures" at trial / Edna Ferber -- Ditch of doom / Jim Thompson
A sort of genius / James Thurber -- Veteran kills 12 in mad rampage on Camden Street / Meyer Berger -- Butcher's dozen / John Bartlow Martin -- The case of the scattered Dutchman / A.J. Liebling -- The trial of Ruby McCollum / Zora Neale Hurston -- The black dahlia / Jack Webb -- The life and death of Caryl Chessman / Elizabeth Hardwick -- The shambles of Ed Gein / Robert Bloch -- Superman's crime: Loeb and Leopold / Miriam Allen deFord -- Eight girls, all pretty, all nurses, all slain / W.T. Brannon -- The pied piper of Tucson / Don Moser -- A stranger with a camera / Calvin Trillin -- Charlie Manson's home on the range / Gay Talese -- Then it all came down / Truman Capote -- "Son of Sam" / Jimmy Breslin -- The Turner-Stompanato killing: a family affair / Jay Robert Nash -- The Medea of Kew Gardens Hills / Albert Borowitz -- My mother's killer / James Ellroy -- Young love / Ann Rule -- Nightmare on Elm Drive / Dominick Dunne.
Subject Detective and mystery stories
Added Author Schechter, Harold.
ISBN 9781598530315 : $40.00

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