An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

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Carolrhoda Books, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 152 pages
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Discusses the 1913 murder of Mary Phagen, a 13-year-old employee at an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager, who was subsequently lynched by an angry mob that stormed the prison.

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Most of the reviews of this book are contrived, just like the book and sound like the writer of the book asked all her friends and buddies to please post a cheap plug.
The books should be labeled
Juvenile Fiction, not Juvenile Nonfiction.
A biased "non-fiction" book, which should be labeled as fictional propaganda because it intentionally dismisses and leaves out too many inconvenient facts about Leo Frank. This book is not suited for children, unless you want them to be duped about what really happened in the Leo Frank case.
'An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank' written by Elaine Marie Alphin commits the unspeakable crime of vociferous cheer-leading for child molester, rapist, strangler and convicted murderer Leo Frank.
By carefully and mendaciously manipulating the facts, circumstantial evidence and testimony in the Leo Frank case and trial, Elaine Marie Alphin utilizes red herring conspiracy theories and ignorant stereo types in an attempt to create false doubts about pedophile-murderer Leo Frank's guilt.
Despite the overwhelming evidence and testimony against Leo Frank, which clearly proves well beyond a reasonable doubt his guilt for murdering Mary Phagan, Elaine Marie Alphin joins the small group of political-propaganda writers who do an exceptionally good job spinning evidence, obfuscating facts and dismissing unimpeachable testimony and manipulating the case.
With blatant hypocrisy and deceitfulness, in the very same breath that she makes accusations of and about collective racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry against the good people of Georgia, she herself commits bigotry by making and stating broad sweeping generalizations and stereo types about Southerners, Christians and European-American as a whole.
This book is filled with cunning distortion and outright lies. In sum, the book is nothing more than bigoted, prejudiced, hate propaganda against European-Americans, Georgians, the US legal and justice system.
If you want a more balanced and even-handed book on the subject read, 'The Murder of Little Mary Phagan' written by Mary Phagan-Kean which can be downloaded for free on the Internet.


Chapter One Dimples In Her Cheeks
Chapter Two The Murder Of Mary Phagan Must Be Paid For In Blood
Chapter Three Hoarse And Trembling And Nervous And Excited
Chapter Four The Soul Of Honor
Chapter Five I Could Tell It Was Blood By Looking At It
Chapter Six A Victim Worthy To Pay For The Crime
Chapter Seven Misconduct At The Factory
Chapter Eight He Wasnt There Either
Chapter Sixteen I Am Alive By A Big Majority
Chapter Seventeen Calmness And Dignity
Chapter Eighteen Lies Heaped On Lies
Major Figures In The Leo Frank Case
Glossary Of Legal Terminology
Further Reading
Authors Note And Acknowledgments

Chapter Nine We Wanted Another Statement
Chapter Ten Most All A Pack Of Lies
Chapter Eleven Isnt This A Lark?
Chapter Twelve There Can Be But One Verdict
Chapter Thirteen The Assent Of A Terrorized Jury
Chapter Fourteen Jew Money Has Debased Us
Chapter Fifteen Responsibility Rests Where The Power Is Reposed
Selected Bibliography
Source Notes
Photo Acknowledgments
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Elain Marie Alphin was born in 1955 in San Francisco, California. She attended Rice University and upon graduation she received a Watson Research Fellowship, a grant given to graduating college seniors to fund independent study and travel outside the United States. She spent the next year in England, doing research for a novel she was writing about Richard III and his murder of his nephews. She turned her research into a novel for middle-grade readers entitled, Tournament of Time. Her other novels includeded Ghost Cadet, Picture Perfect, The Perfect Shot, and Simon Says. She won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery and was named a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for the novel Counterfeit Son. She died on August 19, 2014 at age 58.

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