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In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. The factory manager, a college-educated Jew named Leo Frank, was arrested, tried, and convicted in a trial that seized national headlines. When the governor commuted his death sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by a group of prominent local citizens.

Steve Oneys acclaimed account re-creates the entire story for the first time, from the police investigations to the gripping trial to the brutal lynching and its aftermath. Oney vividly renders Atlanta, a city enjoying newfound prosperity a half-century after the Civil War, but still rife with barely hidden prejudices and resentments. He introduces a Dickensian pageant of characters, including zealous policemen, intrepid reporters, Franks martyred wife, and a fiery populist who manipulated local anger at Northern newspapers that pushed for Franks exoneration. Combining investigative journalism and sweeping social history, this is the definitive account of one of American historys most repellent and most fascinating moments.

About the Author

Steve Oney was educated at the University of Georgia and at Harvard, where he was a Nieman Fellow. He worked for many years as a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine. He has also contributed articles to many national publications, including Esquire, Playboy, Premiere, GQ and the New York Times Magazine. Oney lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Madeline Stuart. This is his first book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679764236
Author:
Oney, Steve
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder - Georgia - Atlanta
Subject:
Phagan, Mary
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
history;true crime;atlanta;crime;georgia;non-fiction;race;lynching;murder;american history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 PAGES BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.2 x 1.66 in 1.5 lb

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