Murder City The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

ISBN-10: 0393330591

ISBN-13: 9780393330595

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Lesy

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Michael Lesy's disturbingly satisfying account of Chicago in the 1920sthe epicenter of murder in Americacould be fiction, but it's not. "Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else." So begins a chapter of this sharp, fearless collection from a master storyteller. Revisiting seventeen Chicago murder casesincluding that of Belva and Beulah, two murderesses whose trials inspired the musical ChicagoMichael Lesy captures an extraordinary moment in American history, bringing to life a city where newspapers scrambled to cover the latest mayhem. Just as Lesy's bookWisconsin Death Tripsubverted the accepted notion of the Gay Nineties, soMurder Cityexposes the tragedy of the Jazz Age and the tortured individuals who may be the progenitors of our modern age. 60 illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Michael Lesy 's books include Angel's World and Long Time Coming . In 2006 he was named one of the first United States Artists Fellowship recipients, and in 2013 was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. A professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College; he lives in Massachusetts.

Carl Wanderer
Cora Isabelle Orthwein
Harvey Church
Catherwood
Roach and Mosby
Arthur, Eleanor, and Kate
The Banker
Leighton Mount
Fred-Frances
Duffy Double Murder
Belva and Beulah
Assassins
Hymie Weiss
Christ's Dream
Diamond Joe
Pearl
Three Murders
Afterword
Notes
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Index
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