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The Resource For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago, Simon Baatz, (overdrive ebook)

For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago, Simon Baatz, (overdrive ebook)

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For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
Title
For the thrill of it
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Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
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Simon Baatz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was a crime that shocked the nation, a brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child, by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had met several years earlier, and their friendship had blossomed into a love affair. They believed themselves too smart for the police, but they were soon caught. They confessed, and the state's attorney announced that he had a hanging case. Set against the backdrop of the 1920s, a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic excess, this book draws the reader into a world of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin parties, when Chicago was a lawless city on the brink of anarchy. The rejection of morality, the worship of youth, and the obsession with sex had seemingly found their expression in this callous murder. But the murder is only half the story.--From publisher description
Title
For the thrill of it
Creator
Summary
Documents the 1924 murder case of millionaire property developer's son Bobby Franks and the high-profile arrest and trial of his teenage killers, in an account that also offers insight into the psychological contest between the case's defense and state attorneys
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Genre
Award
Award/Notable book
Biography type
contains biographical information
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266298
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
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Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
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Simon Baatz
Label
For the Thrill of It
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Publication
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Title from PDF title page (viewed Sept. 16, 2008)
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28ccf2eb-a7d3-4b6a-8eb8-94045b1fc063
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Short Desc
<p> It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals--too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows. But the families of the confessed murderers hired Clarence Darrow, entrusting the lives of their sons to the most famous lawyer in America in what would be one of the most sensational criminal trials in the history of American justice. </p> <p> Set against the backdrop of the 1920s--a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic excess in a lawless city on the brink of anarchy--<i>For the Thrill of It</i> draws the reader into a world of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin parties, with a spellbinding narrative of Jazz Age murder and mystery. </p>
Description
<p> It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals--too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows. But the families of the confessed murderers hired Clarence Darrow, entrusting the lives of their sons to the most famous lawyer in America in what would be one of the most sensational criminal trials in the history of American justice. </p> <p> Set against the backdrop of the 1920s--a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic excess in a lawless city on the brink of anarchy--<i>For the Thrill of It</i> draws the reader into a world of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin parties, with a spellbinding narrative of Jazz Age murder and mystery. </p>
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Popularity
275
Rating
3.5
Media Type
eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-510) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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Contents
The kidnapping -- The relationship -- Planning the murder -- The murder -- The ransom -- The interrogation -- The confessions -- Clarence Darrow -- Robert Crowe -- The indictment -- The scientists arrive -- Mitigation of punishment -- Psychiatrists for the defense -- Psychiatrists for the state -- Closing arguments -- Sentencing -- Aftermath
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780060781026
Isbn
9780061697371
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)251345149

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