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Author Barrett, Nina, author.

Title The Leopold and Loeb files : an intimate look at one of America's most infamous crimes / Nina Barrett.

Publication Info. Chicago : Midway, an Agate imprint, [2018]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  364.1523092 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  364.1523092 BAR    AVAILABLE
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Description vii, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary In 1924, University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were young, rich, and looking for a thrill. The crime that came next--the brutal, cold-blood murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks--would come to captivate the country and unfold into what many dubbed the crime of the century. As the decades passed, the mythology surrounding the unlikely killers continued to capture the interest of new generations, spawning numerous books, fictionalizations, and dramatizations. In The Leopold and Loeb Files, author Nina Barrett returns to the primary sources--confessions, interrogation transcripts, psychological reports, and more--the kind of rare, pre-computer court documents that were usually destroyed as a matter of course. Until now, these documents have not been part of the murder's central narrative. This first-of-its-kind approach allows readers to view the case through a keyhole and look past all of the stories that have been spun in the last 90 years to focus on the heart of the crime.
Subject 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.
Genre Case studies.
ISBN 9781572842403 (hardcover)
1572842407 (hardcover)
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