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True crime : an American anthology
Schechter, Harold.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Library of America, [2008]

Physical Description:
xx, 788 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A special publication of the Library of America."

Includes index.
Hanging of John Billington / Pillars of salt / Murder of a daughter / An account of a murder committed by Mr. J-Y-, upon his family, in December, A.D. 1781 / "A crime more atrocious and horrible than any other" / Record of crimes in the United States / Recent tragedy / "A show of wax-figures" / Remarkable case of arrest for murder / Crime news from California / From Roughing it / Jesse Harding Pomeroy, the boy fiend / Gibbeted / Memorable murder / Trial of Guiteau / Murder of Annie Downey, alias "Curly Tom" / Hunting human game / Hossack murder / Murder ballads -- Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, murderess / Hell benders, or The story of a wayside tavern / Eternal blonde / From The gangs of New York / Mystery of the hansom cab

Execution / More and better psychopaths / Dreiser sees error in Edwards defense / Sex and the all-American boy / Miss Ferber views "vultures" at trial / Ditch of doom / A sort of genius / Veteran kills 12 in mad rampage on Camden Street / Butcher's dozen / Case of the scattered Dutchman / Trial of Ruby McCollum / Black dahlia / Life and death of Caryl Chessman / Shambles of Ed Gein / Superman's crime: Loeb and Leopold / Eight girls, all pretty, all nurses, all slain / Pied piper of Tucson / Stranger with a camera / Charlie Manson's home on the range / Then it all came down / "Son of Sam" / Turner-Stompanato killing: a family affair / Medea of Kew Gardens Hills / My mother's killer / Young love / Nightmare on Elm Drive
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