American Lightning : Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, And The Crime Of The Century

American Lightning : Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, And The Crime Of The Century

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A tale of murder, deceit, celebrity, media manipulation, and film as propaganda, when the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910 exposed a deadly "national dynamite plot" by trade unionists to terrorize America with one hundred bombings in a doomed attempt to force capitalism to its knees. The relentless pursuit, capture, trial, and punishment of the bombers made a national hero of master detective Billy Burns, and entangled crusading defense lawyer Clarence Darrow in a reckless, nearly career-ending scheme to bribe witnesses and jurors and throttle justice. Meanwhile, the events inspired D.W. Griffith to make his groundbreaking film The Birth of a Nation.
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364.152 BLUAdult NonfictionIn

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Edition Statement :

1st ed.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.

ISBN :

0307346943

Physical Description :

339 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-335) .
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