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The Resource The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter

The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter

Label
The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
Title
The mad sculptor
Title remainder
the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
Statement of responsibility
Harold Schechter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schechter, Harold
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
S343 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irwin, Robert
  • Serial murderers
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
Label
The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beekman Place -- Fenelon -- The shadow of madness -- The mad sculptor -- The defender
Control code
1533415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 352 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544114319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1533415
  • (OCoLC)827841389
Label
The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation, Harold Schechter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beekman Place -- Fenelon -- The shadow of madness -- The mad sculptor -- The defender
Control code
1533415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 352 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544114319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1533415
  • (OCoLC)827841389

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