Format:
Book
Author:
Baatz, Simon, author.
Title:
The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century / Simon Baatz.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, c2018.
©2018
Description:
392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"The trial [for the murder of Stanford White] was a sensation that gripped the nation. Most Americans agreed with Harry Thaw that he had been justified in killing White, but the district attorney expected to send him to the electric chair. Evelyn Nesbit's testimony was so explicit and shocking that Theodore Roosevelt himself called on the newspapers not to print it verbatim. The Girl On The Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the the women who were their victims." -- Adapted from Goodreads.com.
Subjects:
White, Stanford, 1853-1906.
Nesbit, Evelyn, 1884-1967.
Thaw, Harry Kendall, 1871-1947.
Murder -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Genre:
True crime stories.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-380) and index.
ISBN:
9780316396653
0316396656
Call Number:
364.1523 Baa
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