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The murder of the century: the gilded age crime that scandalized a city & sparked the tabloid wars
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Published:
New York : Crown, c2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
viii, 325 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
Status:
Edgewater Library - Nonfiction
364.1523 C
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
364.1523 C
Description
"No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS   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. The Murder of the Century is a rollicking tale--a rich evocation of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re-creation of the tabloid wars that have dominated media to this day.  
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Street Date:
1104
Language:
English
ISBN:
0307592200 (hdc.) :, 9780307592200 (hdc.) :, 9780307592217 (alk. paper), 0307592219 (alk. paper), 9780307592224 (alk. paper), 0307592227 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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 recreation of the tabloid wars that have dominated media to this day.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Collins, P. (2011). The murder of the century: the gilded age crime that scandalized a city & sparked the tabloid wars. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Collins, Paul, 1969-. 2011. The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Collins, Paul, 1969-, The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. New York: Crown, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Collins, Paul. The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. New York: Crown, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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