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American lightning : terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century

Blum, Howard. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780307346940
  • ISBN: 0307346943
  • Physical Description: print
    339 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-335) .
Summary, etc.: A tale of murder, deceit, celebrity, media manipulation, and film as propaganda, when the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910 exposed a deadly "national dynamite plot" by trade unionists to terrorize America with one hundred bombings in a doomed attempt to force capitalism to its knees. The relentless pursuit, capture, trial, and punishment of the bombers made a national hero of master detective Billy Burns, and entangled crusading defense lawyer Clarence Darrow in a reckless, nearly career-ending scheme to bribe witnesses and jurors and throttle justice. Meanwhile, the events inspired D.W. Griffith to make his groundbreaking film The Birth of a Nation.
Subject: Otis, Harrison Gray 1837-1917
Bombings California Los Angeles History 20th century
Terrorism California Los Angeles History 20th century
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