The Von Bülow Affair

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Delacorte, 1983 - Crime - 372 pages
Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the most publicized trial of the decade -- a trial that was not only front-page news but was televised in its entirety. In a wealth of material never before published, William Wright gives us the step-by-step story of the events that led to the conviction of Claus Von Bülow for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny. It is all here: the results of interviews with Sunny's children, her mother, her close friends, and her maid, and a long, exclusive interview with Claus himself. We are given every aspect of the trial from testimony to public reaction. The Von Bülow Affair is a riveting portrayal of a case that captured everyone's imagination, and at the same time a dramatic picture of high society at its highest and lowest levels. - Jacket flap.

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William Connor Wright Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Yale University. He then spent four years as a linguist with the United States Army Language School. He wrote several non-fiction works during his lifetime including Lillian Hellman: The Image, the Woman; Harvard's Secret Court; The von Bu?low Affair; and Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality. He also wrote two as-told-to autobiographies of Luciano Pavarotti entitled Pavarotti: My Own Story and Pavarotti: My World. He died on June 5, 2016 at the age of 85.

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