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A spellbinding tale of money and madness, incest and matricide, andlt;iandgt;Savage Graceandlt;/iandgt; is the saga of Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune; his beautiful wife, Barbara; and their handsome, gentle son, Tony, who destroyed the whole family in a violent chain of events. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Savage Graceandlt;/iandgt; unfolds against a glamorous international background (New York, London, Paris, Italy, Spain); features a nonpareil cast of characters (including Salvador Daland#237;, James Jones, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and European nobility); and tells the doomed Baekelands' story through remarkably candid interviews and private letters and diaries, not to mention confidential hospital, State Department, and prison documents. A true-crime classic, it exposes the envied lives of the rich and beautiful, and brilliantly illuminates the darkest corners of the American Dream.

Synopsis:

"Savage Grace"--soon to be a major motion picture--tells the epic story of the Baekelands, the rich and beautiful heirs to the Bakelite plastics fortune whose glamorous life belies the family's shocking secrets that result in incest, murder, and suicide. Illustrated.

About the Author

Natalie Robins's books include Copeland's Cure, The Girl Who Died Twice, and Alien Ink. She lives in New York City. Steven M. L. Aronson is the author of HYPE. A former book editor and publisher, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Part I: London

1. The Crime of Crimes
2. In Custody
3. Awaiting Trial
4. The Trial

Part II: Broadmoor

1. The Material of a Thousand Uses
2. The Grand Dukedom
3. Mischief in the Blood
4. Mother's Milk
5. Fun and Games
6. Ruined Royalty
7. Aspiring and Persevering
8. Possessions
9. Calling It Quits
10. Cruising
11. Snapping Back
12. Striking Out

Part III: New York

1. Repatriation
2. Reorientation
3. Attack

Part IV: Rikers Island

1. July 27-October 31, 1980
2. November 1-December 16, 1980
3. December 17, 1980-January 14, 1981
4. January 15-March 19, 1981
5. March 20, 1981: 12:00 a.m.-4:39 p.m.
6. March 20, 1981: 4:40 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
7. The Final Report

Biographical Notes
Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416571100
Subtitle:
The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family
Author:
Robins, Natalie
Author:
Natalie Robins
Author:
Aronson, Steven M
Author:
Aronson, Steven M. L.
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Murder -- United States.
Subject:
Murderers -- United States.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Media Tie-In
Publication Date:
20080513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-16 pp b/w insert
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in

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