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The Resource H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selzer

H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selzer

Label
H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil
Title
H. H. Holmes
Title remainder
the true history of the White City Devil
Statement of responsibility
Adam Selzer
Title variation
True history of the White City Devil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of Americas great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killers background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous zcastley building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmess castle of horror. -- Publisher
Dewey number
364.152/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A: Victims -- Appendix B: Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett
Control code
sky285399941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510713437
Lccn
bl2017012056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, floor plans, facsimiles, photographs
Label
H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A: Victims -- Appendix B: Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett
Control code
sky285399941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510713437
Lccn
bl2017012056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, floor plans, facsimiles, photographs

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