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SAVING SIN CITY (Mary Cummings)

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ISBN: 9781681777467
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pegasus Crime - May 1st, 2018

Whether you classify it as History or True Crime, this account of the murder trial of Harry Thaw, the well-to-do ne'er-do-well who married a heart-stoppingly gorgeous teenager then killed her lover (or molester, depending on your point of view) is a fresh, modern look at a fabled case. The murdered man was Stanford White, the most celebrated architect of the Gilded Age, and Thaw shot him in the head in front of dozens of people -- and was found not guilty! Familiar to many from RAGTIME, this has been the subject of many books, documentaries, and movies, yet remains a surprising, fascinating story.