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Murder By the Bay: Historic Homicide in and About the City of San Francisco

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Documenting the murders in San Francisco that captivated both the city and the country, this dynamic history shows how the Bay Area can compete with Paris, London, and New York in the splendor of its suspenseful, horrifying, and audacious misdeeds. From the Montgomery Street killing of James King of William, editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, in 1856 and the sensational trial of the early-movie comedian Fatty Arbuckle who was accused of killing a showgirl at a party in the St. Francis Hotel to the shocking “City Hall Murders” in which former city supervisor Dan White killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the homicides chronicled have been selected because a convergence of personality, circumstance, character, and geography makes them peculiarly San Franciscan. In addition to the facts, the historical importance of each of these crimes—whether they changed a law or revealed a shortcoming in society—is analyzed.

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Documenting the murders in San Francisco that captivated both the city and the country, this dynamic history shows how the Bay Area can compete with Paris, London, and New York in the splendor of its suspenseful, horrifying, and audacious misdeeds. From the Montgomery Street killing of James King of William, editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, in 1856 and the sensational trial of the early-movie comedian Fatty Arbuckle who was accused of killing a showgirl at a party in the St. Francis Hotel to the shocking City Hall Murders in which former city supervisor Dan White killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the homicides chronicled have been selected because a convergence of personality, circumstance, character, and geography makes them peculiarly San Franciscan. In addition to the facts, the historical importance of each of these crimes--whether they changed a law or revealed a shortcoming in society--is analyzed.

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San Francisco has had more than its share of truly fascinating and historic homicides. The city and its Bay Area can stand proudly with Paris, London, and New York in the splendor of its misdeeds — murders that have suspense, horror, audacity, and flair. The homicides chronicled in Murders by the Bay, have been selected because a convergence of personality, circumstance, character, and geography makes them peculiarly San Franciscan. Each of these crimes illustrates an historic importance, each has impacted its times — either in the course or application of the law or in the manner in which the affair revealed a shortcoming in society.

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ISBN:
9781884995460
Author:
Adams, Charles F.
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best Half of Life Series
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Documenting the murders in San Francisco that captivated both the city and the country, this dynamic history shows how the Bay Area can compete with Paris, London, and New York in the splendor of its suspenseful, horrifying, and audacious misdeeds. From the Montgomery Street killing of James King of William, editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, in 1856 and the sensational trial of the early-movie comedian Fatty Arbuckle who was accused of killing a showgirl at a party in the St. Francis Hotel to the shocking City Hall Murders in which former city supervisor Dan White killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the homicides chronicled have been selected because a convergence of personality, circumstance, character, and geography makes them peculiarly San Franciscan. In addition to the facts, the historical importance of each of these crimes--whether they changed a law or revealed a shortcoming in society--is analyzed.
"Synopsis" by , San Francisco has had more than its share of truly fascinating and historic homicides. The city and its Bay Area can stand proudly with Paris, London, and New York in the splendor of its misdeeds — murders that have suspense, horror, audacity, and flair. The homicides chronicled in Murders by the Bay, have been selected because a convergence of personality, circumstance, character, and geography makes them peculiarly San Franciscan. Each of these crimes illustrates an historic importance, each has impacted its times — either in the course or application of the law or in the manner in which the affair revealed a shortcoming in society.
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