The murder of the century: the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars

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The “enormously entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) account of a shocking 1897 murder mystery that “artfully re-create[s] the era, the crime, and the newspaper wars it touched off” (The New York Times)
 
AN EDGAR NOMINEE FOR BEST FACT CRIME • “Fascinating . . . won’t disappoint readers in search of a book like Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.”—The Washington Post
 
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. The police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects.
 
The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era’s most perplexing murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus, as their rival newspapers the World and the Journal raced to solve the crime. What emerged was a sensational love triangle and an even more sensational trial. The Murder of the Century is a rollicking tale—a rich evocation of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re-creation of the tabloid wars that forever changed newspaper journalism.
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Crimes of passion -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies
Murder -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies
Nack, Augusta
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century
Tabloid newspapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
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The murder of the century : the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars
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The Murder of the Century The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
The murder of the century : the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars / Paul Collins
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The murder of the century
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the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars
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Crimes of passion
History
Murder
Nack, Augusta
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Tabloid newspapers
True Crime

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