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American Eve

Author: Paula Uruburu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440629765
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The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit. By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty, and whose innocent sexuality was used to sell everything from chocolates to perfume. Women wanted to be her. Men just wanted her. But when Evelyn’s life of fantasy became all too real and her insanely jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, murdered her lover, New York City architect Stanford White, the most famous woman in the world became infamous as she found herself at the center of the “Crime of the Century” and a scandal that signaled the beginning of a national obsession with youth, beauty, celebrity, and sex.

Saving Sin City William Travers Jerome Stanford White And The Original Crime Of The Century

Author: Mary Cummings
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778068
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An operatic story of jealousy, obsession, vast fortunes, and moral crusaders set against the glittering backdrop of Gilded Age New York City. When Stanford White, one of the most famous architects of the era—whose mark on New York City is second to none—was murdered by Harry K. Thaw in 1906, his death become known as “The Crime of the Century.” But there were other players in this love triangle gone wrong that would play a part in the incredible story of White’s murderer. Chief among them was the ambitious district attorney William Travers Jerome, who had the opportunity to make—or break—his career with his prosecution of Thaw. Award-winning journalist Mary Cummings reveals a new angle to this incredible crime through Jerome’s story—a story that is ripe for our post-“Serial” era. Thaw was the debauched and deranged heir to a Pittsburgh fortune who had a sadistic streak. White was an artistic genius and one of the world’s premier architects who would become obsessed with a teenaged chorus girl, Evelyn Nesbit. White preyed on Nesbit, who, in a surprising twist, also became a fixation for Thaw. Nesbit and Thaw would later marry, but Thaw’s lingering jealousy and anger toward White over his past history with Nesbit would explosively culminate in White’s shocking murder—and the even more shocking trial of Thaw for a murder that was committed in front of dozens of eye witnesses. The promising young D.A. would find his faith in himself and the law severely tested as he battled colorful crooks, licentious grandees, and corrupt politicians. Cummings brilliant reveals the social issues simmering below the surface of New York that Jerome had to face. Filled with mesmerizing drama, rich period details, and fascinating characters, Saving Sin City sheds fresh light on crimes whose impact still echoes throughout the twenty-first century.

Crimes Of The Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals And Criminal Trials In American History 3 Volumes

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695941
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

Irvin S Cobb

Author: William E. Ellis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813174007
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"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn." -- Irvin S. Cobb Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, humorist Irvin S. Cobb (1876--1944) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the early twentieth century's most celebrated writers. As a staff reporter for the New York World and Saturday Evening Post, he became one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. He also wrote short stories for noted magazines, published books, and penned scripts for the stage and screen. In Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of a Southern Humorist, historian William E. Ellis examines the life of this significant writer. Though a consummate wordsmith and a talented observer of the comical in everyday life, Cobb was a product of the Reconstruction era and the Jim Crow South. As a party to the endemic racism of his time, he often bemoaned the North's harsh treatment of the South and stereotyped African Americans in his writings. Marred by racist undertones, Cobb's work has largely slipped into obscurity. Nevertheless, Ellis argues that Cobb's life and works are worthy of more detailed study, citing his wide-ranging contributions to media culture and his coverage of some of the biggest stories of his day, including on-the-ground reporting during World War I. A valuable resource for students of journalism, American humor, and popular culture, this illuminating biography explores Cobb's life and his influence on early twentieth-century letters.

Treasury Of Xx Century Murder Compendium I

Author: Rick Geary
Publisher: NBM
ISBN: 1681121522
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Witness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century! These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White, the New Orleans' Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son—all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus.

Was Ist Sch N

Author: Sigrid Walther
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Das Buch untersucht aus verschiedenen Perspektiven wichtige kulturwissenschaftliche Fragen von Schönheit und Körperlichkeit und fragt nach ihrem gesellschaftlichen Stellenwert heute: Woher kommen unsere unterschiedlichen Vorstellungen von Schönheit? Welche Verheissungen verbinden sich heute mit ihnen? Und wie funktioniert unsere Wahrnehmung von Schönheit? Ausstellung: das Deutsche Hygiene-Museum, Dresden: 26. März 2010 - 2. Januar 2011.

Southern Belle To Hollywood Hell

Author: Jennifer Ann Redmond
Publisher: BearManor Media
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Winning the Fame and Fortune Contest of 1920 made Corliss Palmer a star. It was the worst thing that ever happened to her. Come along as the author of Reels & Rivals: Sisters in Silent Film charts Corliss and publisher Eugene Brewster’s attempt to fashion a Jazz Age empire, only to end up ruling the gossip columns. Over 70 images, including never-before-seen photos from the Palmer family scrapbook, illustrate this incredible tale of obsession, glamour, and why you should always be careful what you wish for. “Remarkably intimate and detailed… author Jennifer Ann Redmond offers a juicy account of the short but colorful and tumultuous life of a southern beauty queen-turned model and actress who ‘wasn’t the angel people think she was.” – Paula Uruburu, History Channel consultant and author, American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl, and the Crime of the Century

Ich War Die K Nigin Der Banditen

Author: Phoolan Devi
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404614141
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Seit jeher bestimmten Hunger, Armut und brutale Gewalt Phoolan Devis Leben. Doch als sie mit 11 Jahren gezwungen wird, einen 20 Jahre älteren Witwer zu heiraten, beginnt ihr Leiden erst richtig. Trotz ihres zarten Alters mißbraucht ihr Mann sie ═ obwohl es gegen das Gesetz ist ═ und verstößt sie kurz darauf. Zurückgekehrt in ihr Heimatdorf beschuldigen Nachbarn aus einer höheren Kaste die 12jährige »Unberührbare« des Diebstahls. Sie wird verhaftet und ins Gefängnis gebracht, wo Polizisten sie vergewaltigen. Doch sie schaffen es nicht, ihren widerspenstigen Geist zu brechen. Phoolan ist nicht bereit, ihr Schicksal einfach hinzunehmen ═ und schwört Rache. Wieder in Freiheit, erfährt ihr Leben eine dramatische Wendung: Sie wird von Räubern gekidnappt. Vickram, der Anführer der Banditen, verliebt sich in Phoolan und macht sie zur Mit-Chefin. Jetzt endlich bietet sich Phoolan die Möglichkeit, an all ihren Peinigern Vergeltung zu üben ... Es beginnt ein Krieg zwischen der »Königin der Banditen« und der Gesellschaft, da sie die Reichen bestiehlt, um den Armen zu geben, und sich in einem Land mit einem festgefahrenen Kastensystrem für die Rechte unterdrückter Frauen und Mädchen einsetzt.