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Riassunto: In 1933, a nightmare shook the quiet town of San Jose, California, when a young man named Brooke Hart was abducted while leaving his father's department store. In the days that followed, the Harts, local and state police, and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI scrambled to outwit the kidnappers, whose demands kept them at bay until they--and Brook Hart's murder--were at last discovered.
Then the unthinkable: A band of vigilantes stormed the San Jose jail and hanged the two criminals in the town square as ten thousand watched. The next day the governor hailed the lynching as "a fine lesson".
The San Jose lynching, which divided the nation and haunts the city still, is a chilling tale of fear, fury, and the collapse of justice--of a small American paradise turned inferno.
Review: In 1933, a couple of losers kidnapped and killed the son of a department store owner in San Jose, California. Little did they know of the fury they would unleash. The men were captured, and then, just hours after the victim's body was found, a mob stormed the city jail and held "a necktie party" (lynching) in a nearby park. Harry Farrell is a superb writer who researched this case so thoroughly that he has the details to produce an unnerving degree of suspense. He provides ample maps, photos, and reproduced newspaper articles, making it all too easy to visualize the horrifying events. His interviews even include descriptions of the noise of the mob as heard from afar: "a kind of keening that stirred a primeval tingling on the back of my neck." And his account of the politics involved, including the governor's praise for the lynchers, is a shocking denouement to the story. Swift Justice won the 1993 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.
Titolo: Swift Justice: Murder & Vengeance In A ...
Casa editrice: St. Martin's Griffin
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020312089015
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010312089015
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0312089015 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0132716
Descrizione libro St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, 1992. Paperback. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding shows very slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 320pp. Trade Paperback. This is a historical true-crime chronicle of remarkable immediacy and force involving a kidnapping and brutal murder and the subsequent lynching of the kidnappers--that rocked San Jose and the nation nearly 60 years ago. One of the most riveting, revealing, and intensely readable true crime tales ever written. Codice libro della libreria 38751
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312089015
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0312089015