American lightning : Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century. / Howard Blum.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9780307410269 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2008.
|Summary, etc.:|| It was an explosion that reverberated across the country--and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, twenty-one people were declared dead and dozens more injured. But as it turned out, this was just a prelude to the devastation that was to come.In American Lightning, acclaimed author Howard Blum masterfully evokes the incredible circumstances that led to the original "crime of the century"--and an aftermath more dramatic than even the crime itself. With smoke still wafting up from the charred ruins, the city's mayor reacts with undisguised excitement when he learns of the arrival, only that morning, of America's greatest detective, William J. Burns, a former Secret Service man who has...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6432 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2649 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Search for related items by subject