Murder City: The Bloody History Of Chicago In The Twenties by Michael LesyMurder City: The Bloody History Of Chicago In The Twenties by Michael Lesy

Murder City: The Bloody History Of Chicago In The Twenties

byMichael Lesy

Paperback | January 1, 2035

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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.
Michael Lesy is one of America’s leading photographic scholars. His books include Wisconsin Death Trip, Murder City, Angel’s World, and Long Time Coming. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he teaches literary journalism at Hampshire College.
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Title:Murder City: The Bloody History Of Chicago In The TwentiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.15 × 6.25 × 1.05 inPublished:January 1, 2035Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393330591

ISBN - 13:9780393330595

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