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The Resource Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century, Mary Cummings

Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century, Mary Cummings

Label
Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century
Title
Saving sin city
Title remainder
William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century
Statement of responsibility
Mary Cummings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An operatic story of jealousy, obsession, vast fortunes, and moral crusaders set against the glittering backdrop of Gilded Age New York City."--Inside jacket flap
  • "When Stanford White, one of the most famous architects of the era--whose mark on New York City is second to none--was murdered by Harry K. Thaw in 1906, his death become known as "The Crime of the Century." But there were other players in this love triangle gone wrong that would play a part in the incredible story of White's murderer. Chief among them was the ambitious district attorney William Travers Jerome, who had the opportunity to make--or break--his career with his prosecution of Thaw. Award-winning journalist Mary Cummings reveals a new angle to this incredible crime through Jerome's story--a story that is ripe for our post-"Serial" era. Thaw was the debauched and deranged heir to a Pittsburgh fortune who had a sadistic streak. White was an artistic genius and one of the world's premier architects who would become obsessed with a teenaged chorus girl, Evelyn Nesbit. White preyed on Nesbit, who, in a surprising twist, also became a fixation for Thaw. Nesbit and Thaw would later marry, but Thaw's lingering jealousy and anger toward White over his past history with Nesbit would explosively culminate in White's shocking murder--and the even more shocking trial of Thaw for a murder that was committed in front of dozens of eye witnesses. The promising young D.A. would find his faith in himself and the law severely tested as he battled colorful crooks, licentious grandees, and corrupt politicians. Cummings brilliant reveals the social issues simmering below the surface of New York that Jerome had to face. Filled with mesmerizing drama, rich period details, and fascinating characters, Saving Sin City sheds fresh light on crimes whose impact still echoes throughout the twenty-first century."--Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cummings, Mary,
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
C86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White, Stanford
  • Jerome, William Travers
  • Thaw, Harry Kendall
  • Nesbit, Evelyn
  • Murder
Label
Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century, Mary Cummings
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1901 -- 1902 -- 1903 -- 1904 -- 1905 -- 1906 -- 1907 -- 1908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005685835
  • (OCoLC)1005685835
  • 2155323
Label
Saving sin city : William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the original crime of the century, Mary Cummings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1901 -- 1902 -- 1903 -- 1904 -- 1905 -- 1906 -- 1907 -- 1908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005685835
  • (OCoLC)1005685835
  • 2155323

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