Murder Never Dies

Author: George T. Sidiropolis
ISBN: 9781882658633
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Black Dahlia Red Rose The Crime Corruption And Cover Up Of America S Greatest Unsolved Murder

Author: Piu Eatwell
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492276
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“[A] juicy page turner . . . capturing both the allure and the perils of the dream factory that promised riches and fame.”—New York Times Book Review The gruesome 1947 murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short holds a permanent place in American lore as one of our most inscrutable true-crime mysteries. In a groundbreaking feat of detection hailed as “extensive” and “convincing” (Bustle), skilled legal sleuth Piu Eatwell cracks the case after seventy years, rescuing Short from tabloid fodder to reveal the woman behind the headlines. Drawing on recently unredacted FBI and LAPD files and exclusive interviews, Black Dahlia, Red Rose is a gripping panorama of noir-tinged 1940s Hollywood and a definitive account of one of the biggest unsolved murders of American legal history.

Ny True Crime Turn Of The Century Cases

Author: Arthur Cheney Train
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027226163
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True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office tell of mayhem, corruption, forgery, murders, and other crimes that were going on in New York City in the late 19th and the early 20th century. Table of Contents: The Woman in the Case Five Hundred Million Dollars The Lost Stradivarius The Last of the Wire-Tappers The Franklin Syndicate A Study in Finance The "Duc De Nevers" A Finder of Missing Heirs A Murder Conspiracy A Flight into Texas A Case of Circumstantial Evidence Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945) was an American lawyer and writer of legal thrillers, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt, a wily old lawyer who supported the common man and always had a trick up his sleeve to right the law's injustices. Train wrote a number of novels and short stories inspired by his parallel career as a lawyer in private practice and a New York County District Attorney.

Dr Strangelove S America

Author: Margot A. Henriksen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083103
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Did America really learn to "stop worrying and love the bomb," as the title of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove, would have us believe? Does that darkly satirical comedy have anything in common with Martin Luther King Jr.'s impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech or with Elvis Presley's throbbing "I'm All Shook Up"? In Margot Henriksen's vivid depiction of the decades after World War II, all three are expressions of a cultural revolution directly related to the atomic bomb. Although many scientists and other Americans protested the pursuit of nuclear superiority after World War II ended, they were drowned out by Cold War rhetoric that encouraged a "culture of consensus." Nonetheless, Henriksen says, a "culture of dissent" arose, and she traces this rebellion through all forms of popular culture. At first, artists expressed their anger, anxiety, and despair in familiar terms that addressed nuclear reality only indirectly. But Henriksen focuses primarily on new modes of expression that emerged, discussing the disturbing themes of film noir (with extended attention to Alfred Hitchcock) and science fiction films, Beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, and Pop Art. Black humor became a primary weapon in the cultural revolution while literature, movies, and music gave free rein to every possible expression of the generation gap. Cultural upheavals from "flower power" to the civil rights movement accentuated the failure of old values. Filled with fascinating examples of cultural responses to the Atomic Age, Henriksen's book is a must-read for anyone interested in the United States at mid-twentieth century.

Organized Crime In The United States 1865 1941

Author: Kristofer Allerfeldt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662996X
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Why do Americans alternately celebrate and condemn gangsters, outlaws and corrupt politicians? Why do they immortalize Al Capone while forgetting his more successful contemporaries George Remus or Roy Olmstead? Why are some public figures repudiated for their connections to the mob while others gain celebrity status? Drawing on historical accounts, the author analyzes the public’s understanding of organized crime and questions some of our most deeply held assumptions about crime and its role in society.

The Daily Washington Law Reporter

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Vols. for 1902- include decisions of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and various other courts of the District of Columbia.