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The Murder of Helen Jewett Paperback – June 29, 1999
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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.
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I needed the book for on one of classes. t first it was good and interesting but once I got to chapter 5 or 6 it got a little boring.Published 2 months ago by Johanna Navarro
The author made several contradictions and assumed several things without any logical backing. Hey it's a history book not a science book so I guess that's expected......Published 2 months ago by Abraham Contreras
I loved this book. Rarely do I find a history book with something I haven't heard of or know nothing about. This book was fascinating to me! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Doctor Mom
Wonderfully written without the frivolities of pseudo-non fiction. This is the real deal and has helped me tremendously get a clear and accurate picture of New York's underbelly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Laurel Yando
It is well-written, scholarly without being boring or dry, and thoroughly objective without being judgmental. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Runner Girl
It's ok. I was a little disappointed after having read all the positive reviews. It's a good book if you like books that wander off topic, it's not that great if you prefer books... Read morePublished 14 months ago by E. Nelson
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 on February 7, 2014 by K. Havens