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

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For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
Title
For the thrill of it
Title remainder
Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago
Statement of responsibility
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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baatz, Simon
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6245
LC item number
.B27 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal
  • Loeb, Richard A
  • Murderers
  • Murder
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For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago, Simon Baatz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-510) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 541 p.
Isbn
9780060781002
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007050877
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179806893
  • (OCoLC)179806893
Label
For the thrill of it : Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago, Simon Baatz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-510) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 541 p.
Isbn
9780060781002
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007050877
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179806893
  • (OCoLC)179806893

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