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Murder among friends : how Leopold and Loeb tried to commit the perfect crime

Fleming, Candace(author.).

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South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley YA 364.15 FLEMING CANDACE (Text) 30402004863074 TEEN NONFICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593177426
  • ISBN: 0593177428
  • ISBN: 9780593177433
  • ISBN: 0593177436
  • Physical Description: print
    355 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Anne Schwartz Books, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-306) and index.
Summary, etc.: How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child ... and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a decision: they would commit the perfect crime by kidnapping and murdering a child they both knew. But they made one crucial error: as they were disposing of the body of young Bobby Franks, whom they had bludgeoned to death, Nathan's eyeglasses fell from his jacket pocket. Multi-award-winning author Candace Fleming depicts every twist and turn of this harrowing case--how two wealthy, brilliant young men planned and committed what became known as the crime of the century, how they were caught, why they confessed, and how the renowned criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Following on the success of such books as The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh and The Family Romanov, this acclaimed nonfiction writer brings to heart-stopping life one of the most notorious crimes in our country's history.
Subject: Franks, Bobby 1909-1924 Juvenile literature
Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal 1904-1971 Juvenile literature
Loeb, Richard A 1905-1936 Juvenile literature
Murderers Illinois Chicago Case studies Juvenile literature
Murder Illinois Chicago Case studies Juvenile literature
Trials (Murder) Illinois Cook County Juvenile literature
Kidnapping Illinois Chicago History Case studies Juvenile literature
Trials (Murder) Illinois Chicago History Case studies Juvenile literature
Murderers Illinois Chicago Biography Juvenile literature
Murder Illinois Chicago Biography Juvenile literature
Kidnapping Illinois Chicago History Biography Juvenile literature
Trials (Murder) Illinois Chicago History Biography Juvenile literature
Murderers Illinois Chicago Juvenile literature
Murder Illinois Chicago Juvenile literature
Murderers Illinois Chicago Case studies
Murder Illinois Chicago Case studies
Trials (Murder) Illinois Cook County
Trials (Murder) Illinois Chicago History Case studies
Murderers Illinois Chicago Biography
Murder Illinois Chicago Biography
Trials (Murder) Illinois Chicago History Biography
Franks, Bobby 1909-1924
Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal 1904-1971
Loeb, Richard A 1905-1936
Kidnapping
Murder
Murderers
Trials (Murder)
Illinois Chicago
Illinois Cook County
Genre: Biographies.
Case studies.
History.
Juvenile works.
True crime stories.
Case studies.
True crime stories.
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