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  • Details about The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

    The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

    Douglas Perry

    THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY OF THE BEAUTIFUL KILLERS WHO DAZZLED A CITY AND INSPIRED THE ICONIC MUSICAL CHICAGO Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of bathtub gin in the gangland capital of the world. But a pair pf murders that spring had something special. For intrepid 'girl reporter' Maurine Watkins, a minister's daughter from tiny Crawfordsville, Indiana, big city life offered unimagined excitement. Newspaperwomen……more

  • Details about Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping

    Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping

    Robert Zorn

    For seventy-five years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann --electrocuted in 1936 --acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father's relationship with the actual accomplices --including th……more

  • Details about The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

    The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

    Geoffrey O'Brien

    In the tradition of The Devil in the White City comes a spell-binding tale of madness and murder in a nineteenth century American dynasty On June 3, 1873, a portly, fashionably dressed, middle-aged man calls the Sturtevant House and asks to see the tenant on the second floor. The bellman goes up and presents the visitor's card to the guest in room 267, returns promptly, and escorts the visitor upstairs. Before the bellman even reaches the lobby, four shots are fired in rapid succession. Eighte……more

  • Details about Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    Tony Horwitz

    National Bestseller When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in t……more

  • Details about The destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president

    The destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president

    Candice Millard.

    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn't kill Garfield. The drama of what hap&sh……more