Cohen ably places this rather ordinary crime within the context of 19th-century urban life and the development of a fledgling tabloid journalism, showing just how people throughout America came to be shocked by a crime that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The Murder of Helen Jewett is as much about mores and customs as it is about a lost soul. --Tjames Madison --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Many have complained about the wordiness of this book, but I truly appreciate every detail the author provides. I loved reading this book and likely will read it again.Published 7 months ago by K. Havens
This game is so adictable. The minions prove that bananas are more than a healthy snack. On the Samsung Galaxy Note the graphics are unbeatable and the detail is rich on the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sarah Adams
Can't review the content as I have not yet read it. But was recommended to me by a highly respected colleague and friend who for me is the "Bible" on NYC and NYPD history.Published 12 months ago by Joseph G.
I purchased this book for my daughter attending college and the quick turnaround to receive the item was fantastic. The book arrived in perfect condition.Published 19 months ago by G-Unit
The book was in very good condition. Once I removed the crinkly library plastic type covering over the jacket it was excellent.Published 19 months ago by Brandy
The story doesn't move as fast as some might like but it is fact laden and heavily foot noted. A good book to read to sleep by.Published 20 months ago by A. J. Tothacer
Intriguing story about an everyday woman who was considered not worthy to be mentioned because of her occupation. But her name is infamous because of this read.Published 20 months ago by JACQUELINE
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The Murder of Helen Jewett, much like the title says a book about the murder of a New York prostitute and the trial that followed it. Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by Lionel S. Taylor