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Blood runs green : the murder that transfixed gilded age Chicago
O'Brien, Gillian., author.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.

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xiii, 303 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
On May 26, 1889, four thousand mourners proceeded down Chicago's Michigan Avenue, followed by a crowd forty thousand strong, in a howl of protest at what commentators called one of the ghastliest and most curious crimes in civilized history. The dead man, Dr. P. H. Cronin, was a respected Irish physician, but his brutal murder uncovered a web of intrigue, secrecy, and corruption that stretched across the United States and far beyond. O'Brien tells the story of Cronin's murder from the police investigation to the trial-- and the story of a booming immigrant population clamoring for power at a time of unprecedented change.
"City of big shoulders" : the convergence of the Clan -- The United Brotherhood -- The dynamite war -- "Secret hatreds" : a tale of two trials -- "Boys, I give up" -- "The darkest and bloodiest mysteries of secret crime" -- "The whisper of silence" -- "Truth in essentials, imagination in non-essentials" : the press and public entertainment -- "A theater of great sensations" -- "Remember Cronin".
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