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The Resource True crime : an American anthology, edited by Harold Schechter

True crime : an American anthology, edited by Harold Schechter

Label
True crime : an American anthology
Title
True crime
Title remainder
an American anthology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Harold Schechter
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive analysis that explores how American authors have written on crime in its various incarnations is a compendium of excerpts from the past three hundred years, in an anthology that includes literary evaluations of pieces on some of history's most notorious cases. 30,000 first printing
Writing style
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293355
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 364.15
  • 813.0872
Index
index present
LC call number
PS648.C7
LC item number
T78 2008
Literary form
fiction
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Schechter, Harold
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
True crime stories
Target audience
adult
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an American anthology
Label
True crime : an American anthology, edited by Harold Schechter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A special publication of the Library of America."
  • Includes index
Contents
  • "A crime more atrocious and horrible than any other"
  • Timothy Dwight
  • Record of crimes in the United States
  • Jesse Strang
  • Recent tragedy
  • James Gordon Bennett
  • "A show of wax-figures"
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Remarkable case of arrest for murder
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Hanging of John Billington
  • Crime news from California
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • From Roughing it
  • Mark Twain
  • Jesse Harding Pomeroy, the boy fiend
  • Anonymous
  • Gibbeted
  • Lafcadio Hearn
  • Memorable murder
  • Celia Thaxter
  • William Bradford
  • Trial of Guiteau
  • José Martí
  • Murder of Annie Downey, alias "Curly Tom"
  • Thomas Byrnes
  • Hunting human game
  • Frank Norris
  • Hossack murder
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Murder ballads
  • Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, murderess
  • Pillars of salt
  • Thomas S. Duke
  • Hell benders, or The story of a wayside tavern
  • Edmund Pearson
  • Eternal blonde
  • Damon Runyon
  • From The gangs of New York
  • Herbert Asbury
  • Mystery of the hansom cab
  • Alexander Woollcott --
  • Cotton Mather
  • Murder of a daughter
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • An account of a murder committed by Mr. J-Y-, upon his family, in December, A.D. 1781
  • Anonymous
  • Miss Ferber views "vultures" at trial
  • Edna Ferber
  • Ditch of doom
  • Jim Thompson
  • A sort of genius
  • James Thurber
  • Veteran kills 12 in mad rampage on Camden Street
  • Meyer Berger
  • Butcher's dozen
  • John Bartlow Martin
  • Execution
  • Case of the scattered Dutchman
  • A.J. Liebling
  • Trial of Ruby McCollum
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Black dahlia
  • Jack Webb
  • Life and death of Caryl Chessman
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Shambles of Ed Gein
  • Robert Bloch
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Superman's crime: Loeb and Leopold
  • Miriam Allen deFord
  • Eight girls, all pretty, all nurses, all slain
  • W.T. Brannon
  • Pied piper of Tucson
  • Don Moser
  • Stranger with a camera
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Charlie Manson's home on the range
  • Gay Talese
  • More and better psychopaths
  • Then it all came down
  • Truman Capote
  • "Son of Sam"
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Turner-Stompanato killing: a family affair
  • Jay Robert Nash
  • Medea of Kew Gardens Hills
  • Albert Borowitz
  • My mother's killer
  • James Ellroy
  • H.L. Mencken
  • Young love
  • Ann Rule
  • Nightmare on Elm Drive
  • Dominick Dunne
  • Dreiser sees error in Edwards defense
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Sex and the all-American boy
  • Dorothy Kilgallen
Control code
ocn223800861
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 788 p.
Isbn
9781598530315
Lccn
2008927624
System control number
(OCoLC)223800861
Label
True crime : an American anthology, edited by Harold Schechter
Publication
Note
  • "A special publication of the Library of America."
  • Includes index
Contents
  • "A crime more atrocious and horrible than any other"
  • Timothy Dwight
  • Record of crimes in the United States
  • Jesse Strang
  • Recent tragedy
  • James Gordon Bennett
  • "A show of wax-figures"
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Remarkable case of arrest for murder
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Hanging of John Billington
  • Crime news from California
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • From Roughing it
  • Mark Twain
  • Jesse Harding Pomeroy, the boy fiend
  • Anonymous
  • Gibbeted
  • Lafcadio Hearn
  • Memorable murder
  • Celia Thaxter
  • William Bradford
  • Trial of Guiteau
  • José Martí
  • Murder of Annie Downey, alias "Curly Tom"
  • Thomas Byrnes
  • Hunting human game
  • Frank Norris
  • Hossack murder
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Murder ballads
  • Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, murderess
  • Pillars of salt
  • Thomas S. Duke
  • Hell benders, or The story of a wayside tavern
  • Edmund Pearson
  • Eternal blonde
  • Damon Runyon
  • From The gangs of New York
  • Herbert Asbury
  • Mystery of the hansom cab
  • Alexander Woollcott --
  • Cotton Mather
  • Murder of a daughter
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • An account of a murder committed by Mr. J-Y-, upon his family, in December, A.D. 1781
  • Anonymous
  • Miss Ferber views "vultures" at trial
  • Edna Ferber
  • Ditch of doom
  • Jim Thompson
  • A sort of genius
  • James Thurber
  • Veteran kills 12 in mad rampage on Camden Street
  • Meyer Berger
  • Butcher's dozen
  • John Bartlow Martin
  • Execution
  • Case of the scattered Dutchman
  • A.J. Liebling
  • Trial of Ruby McCollum
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Black dahlia
  • Jack Webb
  • Life and death of Caryl Chessman
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Shambles of Ed Gein
  • Robert Bloch
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Superman's crime: Loeb and Leopold
  • Miriam Allen deFord
  • Eight girls, all pretty, all nurses, all slain
  • W.T. Brannon
  • Pied piper of Tucson
  • Don Moser
  • Stranger with a camera
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Charlie Manson's home on the range
  • Gay Talese
  • More and better psychopaths
  • Then it all came down
  • Truman Capote
  • "Son of Sam"
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Turner-Stompanato killing: a family affair
  • Jay Robert Nash
  • Medea of Kew Gardens Hills
  • Albert Borowitz
  • My mother's killer
  • James Ellroy
  • H.L. Mencken
  • Young love
  • Ann Rule
  • Nightmare on Elm Drive
  • Dominick Dunne
  • Dreiser sees error in Edwards defense
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Sex and the all-American boy
  • Dorothy Kilgallen
Control code
ocn223800861
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 788 p.
Isbn
9781598530315
Lccn
2008927624
System control number
(OCoLC)223800861

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