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The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
James L. Swanson - 2007-02-06 (first published in 2006)
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Follow the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth in this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. Based on rare archival materials and obscure trial transcripts, this fully documented work tells the story of the greatest manhunt in American history through the eyes of both the hunted and the hunters. From Washington, D.C. to the swamps of Maryland and forests of Virginia, this hour-by-hour account will have you on the edge of your seat as Booth confounds his pursuers for twelve intense days. Don't miss this fascinating and unique take on history.
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Go Down Together
The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Jeff Guinn - 2009-03-10
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"Go Down Together" offers a fresh take on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, debunking the glamorous mythology often associated with their criminal legacy. Through extensive research and newly discovered material, bestselling author Jeff Guinn delivers a fascinating and thrilling tale of two young lovers from a Dallas slum who willingly traded their lives for fame and excitement. The Barrow Gang's bumbling two-year crime spree, marked by small heists and constant run-ins with the law, was nevertheless fueled by genuine love and devotion. Guinn's cinematic storytelling and unprecedented insight, aided by never-before-published material, brings to life the true, untold story of America's most notorious criminal couple.
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The Fire That Changed America
Dave von Drehle - 2004-08-16 (first published in 2003)
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Discover the compelling true story of one of America's deadliest workplace disasters in the early 20th century. Follow the detailed account of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire that shook the nation on March 25, 1911, resulting in the death of 146 people - mostly women. Explore the political and labor relations implications that followed this tragedy, forever changing the course of history.
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The Girls of Murder City
Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago
Douglas Perry - 2010-08-05
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Travel back in time to Chicago's Jazz Age with The Girls of Murder City. Douglas Perry's award-winning storytelling vividly captures the celebrity criminal craze and sensationalized murder cases that gave Chicago its most famous story. Follow the scandalous, sex-fueled court cases and the intrepid girl reporter, Maurine Watkins, who turned the beautiful suspects into the talk of the town. This crackling tale is fueled by rich period detail and presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age alongside its sober repercussions.
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Sin in the Second City
Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
Karen Abbott - 2007-07-10
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This book takes readers on a journey into Chicago's notorious Levee district and introduces them to the famous Everleigh Club, run by aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh. The Club, considered the most famous brothel in American history, welcomed moguls, senators, literary icons, and athletes into its perfumed parlors. Sin in the Second City explores the clash between hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots through a colorful cast of characters, including Al Capone, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and William Howard Taft. This nuanced portrait of the Everleigh sisters and their world-famous Club culminates in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers.
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Death in the City of Light
The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
David King - 2011-09-20
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Read about the gripping true story of a brutal serial killer who terrorized Nazi-Occupied Paris in Death in the City of Light. Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu's task was to track down the elusive murderer amidst a shadowy underworld of pimps, prostitutes, spies, and resistance fighters. The charming and charismatic Dr. Marcel Petiot, known for his kindness to the poor, soon became the main suspect, charged with 27 murders with suspicions that the number was much higher. Was he a sexual sadist killing for thrills, or did he work for the Gestapo or French Resistance? Attempting to solve the mystery, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness, leading to a circus-like trial where Petiot's wit and brilliance threatened to win the day. This harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil is a must-read for fans of true crime.