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Murder among friends : how Leopold and Loeb tried to commit the perfect crime  Cover Image Book Book

Murder among friends : how Leopold and Loeb tried to commit the perfect crime / Candace Fleming.

Fleming, Candace, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593177426
  • ISBN: 0593177428
  • ISBN: 9780593177433
  • ISBN: 0593177436
  • Physical Description: 355 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Anne Schwartz Books, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child...and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a decision: they would commit the perfect crime by kidnapping and murdering a child they both knew. But they made one crucial error: as they were disposing of the body of young Bobby Franks, whom they had bludgeoned to death, Nathan's eyeglasses fell from his jacket pocket. Multi-award-winning author Candace Fleming depicts every twist and turn of this harrowing case--how two wealthy, brilliant young men planned and committed what became known as the crime of the century, how they were caught, why they confessed, and how the renowned criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Following on the success of such books as The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh and The Family Romanov, this acclaimed nonfiction writer brings to heart-stopping life one of the most notorious crimes in our country's history.
Subject: Franks, Bobby, 1909-1924.
Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971.
Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936.
Murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Murder > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Trials (Murder) > Illinois > Cook County.
Kidnapping > Illinois > Chicago > History > Case studies.
Trials (Murder) > Illinois > Chicago > History > Case studies.
Murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Murder > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Kidnapping > Illinois > Chicago > History > Biography.
Trials (Murder) > Illinois > Chicago > History > Biography.
Meurtriers > Illinois > Chicago > Études de cas.
Meurtre > Illinois > Chicago > Études de cas.
Procès (Meurtre) > Illinois > Cook.
Procès (Meurtre) > Illinois > Chicago > Histoire > Études de cas.
Meurtriers > Illinois > Chicago > Biographies.
Meurtre > Illinois > Chicago > Biographies.
Procès (Meurtre) > Illinois > Chicago > Histoire > Biographies.
Meurtriers > Illinois > Chicago > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Meurtre > Illinois > Chicago > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Procès (Meurtre) > Illinois > Cook > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Procès (Meurtre) > Illinois > Chicago > Histoire > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Case studies.
True crime stories.
Études de cas.
Récits criminels.

Available copies

  • 13 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.


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Kent Library Association - Kent 364.152 FLE (Text) 33410150973545 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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