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Maniac : the Bath school disaster and the birth of the modern mass killer / by Schechter, Harold,author.;
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 193-232) and index.Introduction -- Part one: Kehoe. Clinton County ; Bath ; The Kehoes ; Andrew ; Nellie ; Newcomer -- Part two: The school. Consolidation ; Emory ; The board member ; Handyman ; Pyrotol ; The unravelling ; Barnstormer -- Part three: The Bath School disaster. Countdown ; Explosions ; Last day ; Conflagration ; Catastrophe ; Blood bath ; Ground zero ; Wasteland ; The bereft ; The flight -- Part four: Aftershocks. The sermon ; Inquest ; Motives ; "Kehoed" -- Part fives: The crime of the century. Ruth ; Obscurity ; Harbinger -- Epilogue: The graduates.Relates how respected local farmer and school board treasurer Andrew P. Kehoe blew up the new primary school in Bath, Michigan in 1927, an act of vengeance that killed thirty-eight children and six adults in one of the first and worst mass murders in American history.
Subjects: True crime stories.; Bombings; Students; Mass murder; Kehoe, Andrew P. (Andrew Philip), 1872-1927.; Suicide bombers;
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The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation / by Schechter, Harold,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"--Beekman Place -- Fenelon -- The shadow of madness -- The mad sculptor -- The defender.
Subjects: Irwin, Robert, 1907-1975.; Serial murderers;
© 2014., New Harvest ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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Murderabilia : a history of crime in 100 objects / by Schechter, Harold,author.;
Includes index."From veteran true crime master Harold Schechter comes Murderabilia, a history of crime told through the dark objects left behind. The false teeth of a female serial killer from 1908, the cut-and-paste confession of the Black Dahlia killer, the newly cracked cipher of the Zodiac killer, the shotgun used in the Clutter family murders, which were made famous by Truman Capote's true crime classic In Cold Blood-these are more than simple artifacts that once belonged to notorious murderers. They are objets of fascination to the legion of true crime obsessives around the world. And not merely for fleeting dark thrills, but because they represent a way to better understand those who we typically label monsters in lieu of learning how they actually became one. In Murderabilia, veteran true crime writer Harold Schechter presents 100 murder-related artifacts spanning two centuries (1808-2014), with accompanying stories of various lengths. A visual and literary journey, it presents a history unlike any previously told in the true crime genre, one that speaks to the dark fascination of true crime fans while also presenting a larger historical timeline of how and why we continue to be captivated by the most sensational crimes and killers among us"--
Subjects: Murder; Murderers; Serial murders; Serial murderers;
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