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Kitty Genovese the Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America

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ISBN-10: 0393350576

ISBN-13: 9780393350579

Edition: 2015

Authors: Kevin Cook

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New York City, 1964. A young woman is stabbed to death on her front stoop--a murder the New York Times called "a frozen moment of dramatic, disturbing social change." The victim, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, became an urban martyr, butchered by a sociopathic killer in plain sight of thirty-eight neighbors who "didn't want to get involved." Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and launched a sociological theory known as the "Bystander Effect."That's the narrative told by the Times, movies, TV programs, and countless psychology textbooks. But as award-winning author Kevin Cook reveals, the Genovese story is just that, a story. The truth is far more compelling--and so is the…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 0.55" wide x 0.83" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Kevin Cook, the award-winning author of Kitty Genovese, Titanic Thompson and Tommy's Honor, has written for the New York Times, the Daily News, GQ, Men's Journal, Vogue, and many other publications, and has appeared on CNN and Fox TV. He lives in New York City.