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Murder City

The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

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Murder City by Michael Lesy
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"Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else." So begins a chapter of this sharp, fearless collection from a master storyteller. Revisiting seventeen Chicago murder cases-including that of Belva and Beulah, two murderesses whose trials inspired the musical Chicago-Michael Lesy captures an extraordinary moment in American history, bringing to life a city where newspapers scrambled to cover the latest mayhem. Just as Lesy's book Wisconsin Death Trip subverted the accepted notion of the Gay Nineties, so Murder City exposes the tragedy of the Jazz Age and the tortured individuals who may be the progenitors of our modern age.

Author Biography

Michael Lesy's books include Angel's World and Long Time Coming. In 2006 he was named one of the first United States Artists Fellowship recipients, and in 2013 was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. A professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College; he lives in Massachusetts.
Release date Australia
February 17th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
352
Dimensions
155x231x25
ISBN-13
9780393330595
Product ID
2488293

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