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Titel: Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
Autor/en: Hal Higdon
Autor/en: Hal Higdon
UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR
April 1999 - kartoniert - 384 Seiten
A razor-sharp account of Leopold and Loeb's meticulously planned murder scheme, the investigation of the crime, their defense by Clarence Darrow, and their ultimate emergence as folk heroes.
"There have been many spectacular murders in America since 1924, including a presidential assassination, but for the first half of the century, it was the murder of Bobby Franks that most shocked the public. Hal Higdon has superbly re-created the crime, combining painstaking documentation with an absorbing, often suspenseful narrative."-Newsday "Hal Higdon's book ... may be the definitive nonfiction history of this 1920s 'crime of the century.' Higdon recounts every rumor surrounding the case and every detail of the sensational trial, amassing some provocative portraits along the way."-Publishers Weekly "The best factual account of the case yet turned out."-Chicago Sun- Times "Higdon's book outdoes anything Alfred Hitchcock ever filmed. It is a masterpiece of suspense."-Oakland Tribune "A well-researched book that tells a fascinating story." - T. C. Samford, The Ohioana Quarterly "The 1990s was an important decade for the republication of major works on the 1920s... This reprint ... should be considered among these important republications... [Higdon] manages to tell a well-known story and somehow keep even the knowledgeable reader in a state of suspense. This is a remarkable feat and one that historians - who are so prone to offering their conclusions at the outset and then filling a book-length narrative with evidence to support those conclusions - should take note of." - David M. Wrobel, Michigan Historical Review
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