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The Resource In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Truman Capote

In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Truman Capote

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In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Title
In cold blood
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a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
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Truman Capote
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True account of a multiple murder and its consequences
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eng
Summary
Overview: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time. Truman Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the "new journalism." Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. "I thought he was a very nice gentleman," he says of Herb Clutter. "Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat." Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers' flight, Capote's account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events
Summary
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence
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Award
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 1966.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
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018801
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ZGO
Dewey number
364.152/30978144
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no index present
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1040
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
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In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Truman Capote
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Originally published: New York : Random House, c1965
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Truman Capote -- Acknowledgments -- Last to see them alive -- Persons unknown -- Answer -- Corner
Control code
ocn827335418
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2013 Modern Library Edition.
Extent
viii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780812994384
Lccn
2012462484
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)827335418
Label
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Truman Capote
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1965
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Truman Capote -- Acknowledgments -- Last to see them alive -- Persons unknown -- Answer -- Corner
Control code
ocn827335418
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2013 Modern Library Edition.
Extent
viii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780812994384
Lccn
2012462484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827335418

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