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Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard [electronic resource] / Paul Collins.

Collins, Paul, 1969- (author.). Kenerly, Kevin (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781982471873 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1982471875 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 19 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Kevin Kenerly.
Summary, etc.:
A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated universityOn November 23, 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor-some leads put Parkman at sea or in Manhattan-but a Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never even left the Medical School building. His shocking discovery engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. John White Webster, Harvard's professor of chemistry. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbing, and dismemberment, it became a landmark in the use of medical forensics. Rich in characters and atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America's greatest murder mysteries.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Parkman, George, 1790-1849.
Webster, John White, 1793-1850.
Harvard University > History > 19th century.
Murder > Massachusetts > Boston > Case studies.

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