Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass City by Edith Reynolds

Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass City

byEdith Reynolds, John Murray

Kobo ebook | April 25, 2012

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In its early days, Waterbury was a muddy swamp, a breeding ground for pestilence and mosquitoes. Yet the town’s early settlers rarely strayed from the path of Puritan righteousness. By the turn of the twentieth century, however, this rigorously policed, morally upright community had become what one politician called a “crossroads of slime and evil.” Headlines boasted tales of corrupt politicians and love scandals, union strife and industrial sabotage. For sixteen years, Waterbury was the hideout for “Mad Bomber” George Metesky, and in 1974 the town witnessed the double homicide that provoked the longest-running trial in Connecticut’s history. From the controversial opening of a birth control clinic to the corruption of Mayor T. Frank Hayes, authors Edith Reynolds and John Murray document the major episodes that gave Waterbury the nickname “Sin City.”
Title:Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 25, 2012Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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