Wicked Bridgeport

Wicked Bridgeport

Book - 2012
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Arcadia Publishing
Beneath the smokestacks of the gritty cityscape of Bridgeport, Connecticut is the shocking criminal underbelly of this New England community. Sin and vice have long had a home on the shores of the Long Island Sound, and Bridgeport's sinister past is littered with tales of pirates, mobsters, bizarre Victorian murders, and even rumors of a doctor's attempts to reanimate the dead. Historian Michael J. Bielawa investigates such bizarre crimes as the unsolved murder of philanthropist James Beardsley, and the grisly discovery in Yellow Mill Pond during the 19th century, which helped legitimize forensic science. Join Bielawa as he navigates a precarious path through the unforgettably macabre and scandalous misdeeds of Bridgeport.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781609493790
1609493796
Branch Call Number: 974.69 BIELA
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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