Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, and the Crime of the CenturyBook - 2008
An unforgettable tale of murder, deceit, celebrity, media manipulation, and film as propaganda, when the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building exposed the deadly "national dynamite plot" by trade unionists to terrorize America with one-hundred bombings in a doomed attempt to force capitalism to its knees. The relentless pursuit, capture, trial, and punishment of the bombers made a national hero of America's Sherlock Holmes, master detective Billy Burns, and entangled crusading defense lawyer Clarence Darrow in a reckless, nearly career-ending scheme to bribe witnesses and jurors and throttle justice.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 B6256A 2008
Characteristics: 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
In a time of vast wage disparity and mounting unrest, domestic terrorists hatched a deadly plot. Fans of Erik Larson will enjoy this riveting account of the crime of the century, circa 1910.
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