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Historian Michael J. Bielawa investigates such crimes as the unsolved murder of philanthropist James Beardsley and the discovery in Yellow Mill Pond during the 19th Century that helped legitimize forensic science. Bielawa navigates a path through the misdeeds in the city in his new book, Wicked Bridgeport." --The Huntington Herald
Bielawa has been collecting tales of the Park City's "most infamous scoundrels, master criminals and mad men" for the past 30 years. The book goes back to the late 17th century to chart the activities of pirates and bandits who terrified residents, as well as such supernaturally tinged anecdotes as the stories of early scientists' attempts to raise the dead. --News Times
As a resident of Bridgeport, act this book was fascinating to me. I think it could be enjoyed by anyone though.Published 3 months ago by Judith Saunders
Well written and extensively researched, "Wicked Bridgeport" provides a fascinating look into some of the darker history of the New England city of Bridgeport, CT. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by Michael C.