The Resource The murder of the century : the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars, Paul Collins, (electronic resource)

The murder of the century : the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars, Paul Collins, (electronic resource)

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The murder of the century : the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars
Title
The murder of the century
Title remainder
the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars
Statement of responsibility
Paul Collins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most baffling murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus. Reenactments of the murder were staged in Times Square, armed reporters lurked in the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an unlikely trio, a hard luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor, all raced to solve the crime. What emerged was a sensational love triangle and an even more sensational trial: an unprecedented capital case hinging on circumstantial evidence around a victim whom the police couldn't identify with certainty, and who the defense claimed wasn't even dead. This book is a tale of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re creation of the tabloid wars that have dominated media to this day
Summary
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era'smost baffling murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus. This book is a tale of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re creation of the tabloid wars that havedominated media to this day. -- Description by Julia Thompson
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10002973
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1969-
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Collins, Paul
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
C66 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Nack, Augusta
  • Murder
  • Crimes of passion
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Nack, Augusta
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
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the gilded age crime that scandalized a city & sparked the tabloid wars
Label
The murder of the century : the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars, Paul Collins, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C4E25EF0-740A-4D15-A960-ADD655685E49
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Victim. -- The mystery of the river -- A detective reads the paper -- The jigsaw man -- The wrecking crew -- Jill the Ripper -- The Suspects. -- The baker in Hell's Kitchen -- The undertaker's neighbor -- The widow's friend -- The disappearing shoemaker -- The silent customer -- The Indictment. -- A case of life and death -- Heads or tails -- Queen of the tombs -- The high roller -- Klondike Willie -- The Trial. -- Corpus delicti -- Covered in blood -- Caught in the headlight -- Scythe and saw -- A wonderful murder -- The Verdict. -- Mrs. Nack's office -- The smoker to Sing Sing -- A job for Smith and Jones -- A story of life in New York -- Carry out your own dead -- The last man standing
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307592224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772081185
Label
The murder of the century : the Gilded Age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars, Paul Collins, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C4E25EF0-740A-4D15-A960-ADD655685E49
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Victim. -- The mystery of the river -- A detective reads the paper -- The jigsaw man -- The wrecking crew -- Jill the Ripper -- The Suspects. -- The baker in Hell's Kitchen -- The undertaker's neighbor -- The widow's friend -- The disappearing shoemaker -- The silent customer -- The Indictment. -- A case of life and death -- Heads or tails -- Queen of the tombs -- The high roller -- Klondike Willie -- The Trial. -- Corpus delicti -- Covered in blood -- Caught in the headlight -- Scythe and saw -- A wonderful murder -- The Verdict. -- Mrs. Nack's office -- The smoker to Sing Sing -- A job for Smith and Jones -- A story of life in New York -- Carry out your own dead -- The last man standing
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307592224
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772081185

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