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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As an account of the basic facts of these four cases (Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and OJ Simpson), the book is excellent and definitely accessible to a broad audience. Hixon also ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN
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SAM SHEPPARD AND
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Copyright

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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.