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The Resource The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter

The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter

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The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
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The mad sculptor
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the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
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Harold Schechter
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eng
Summary
"Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"--
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Title
The mad sculptor
Creator
Summary
"Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"--
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10273501
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Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
S343 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
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the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
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Harold Schechter
The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter
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The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Cast of Characters ix -- Prologue: 268 East 52nd Street, New York City xiii -- Part I: Beekman Place -- Dead End 3 -- Vera and Fritz 7 -- "Beauty Slain in Bathtub" 29 -- Sex Fiends 47 Part II: Fenelon -- The Firebrand 53 -- The Brothers 62 -- Epiphany 69 -- Romanelli and Rady 81 -- Part III: The Shadow of Madness -- Depression 103 -- The Gedeons 110 -- Wertham 113 -- Bug in a Bottle 124 -- The Snake Woman 130 -- Canton 138 -- Crisis 146 -- Part IV: The Mad Sculptor -- Bloody Sunday 157 -- The Party Girl 169 -- Murder Sells 182 -- Prime Suspect 203 -- Manhunt 208 -- Part V: The Defender -- Murder in Times Square 223 -- Henrietta 231 -- The Front Page 237 -- Confession 243 -- Celebrities 248 -- Lunacy 267 -- Plea 277 -- Aftermath 291 -- Epilogue: The Lonergan Case 303 -- Acknowledgments 309 -- Notes 310 -- Bibliography 334 -- Index 342
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ocn827841389
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xiv, 352 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544114319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032240
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)827841389

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