American lightning : terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century
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- ISBN: 9780307346940
- ISBN: 0307346943
339 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.|
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