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    • The Girl on the Velvet Swing

    • Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
    • By: Simon Baatz
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just 16 years old, had recently moved to the city. White was 47. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity. She told no one that White raped her that night until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in 1906 before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • "The Girl" is barely in this book

    • By Polly L. Mccall on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • For the Thrill of It

    • Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
    • By: Simon Baatz
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals - too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!!!

    • By Anne Ashley on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $34.94