Murder, culture, and injustice: four sensational cases in American history

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University of Akron Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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Walter Hixson's pithy narrative account of four sensational national murder cases -- the Lizzie Borden, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and O. J. Simpson trials -- offers interesting observations into the greater cultural and political forces that shaped their verdicts.

His step-by-step analysis of the details of each case provides not only insight by skillful synthesis of the existing literature but also a solid overview of the events surrounding these four cases, each of which became a national obsession as well as a miscarriage of justice.

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The jury is still out on this one. I've made it through Lizzy Borden (Ch 1), skipped Lindburg Baby (Ch 2), and am poised to learn more about this Sam Shepherd (Ch 3) before finishing it with OJ I do love a good true-crime yarn, especially couched in socio-analysis... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN
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SAM SHEPPARD AND
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About the author (2001)

Walter Hixson is professor of history at the University of Akron. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and is a member of the Organization of American Historians. His previous books include: Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War; Charles A. Lindbergh: Lone Eagle; Witness to Disintegration: Provincial Life in the Last Year of the USSR; and George F. Kennan: Cold War Iconoclast.