And The Dead Shall Rise

And The Dead Shall Rise

The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank

by Steve Oney

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/11/2004

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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 Oney's 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, Frank's martyred wife, and a fiery populist who manipulated local anger at Northern newspapers that pushed for Frank's exoneration. Combining investigative journalism and sweeping social history, this is the definitive account of one of American history's most repellent and most fascinating moments.
ISBN:
9780679764236
9780679764236
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-11-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House USA Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
784
Dimensions (mm):
202x133x45mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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