Forty Whacks

Forty Whacks

New Evidence in the Life and Legend of Lizzie Borden

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A reexamination of the Lizzie Borden murder case presents new trial evidence and suspects and describes how Borden was hounded by prosecutors, pursued by the press, and presumed guilty despite her acquittal. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
Lizzie Borden is a name that has lived in infamy.
Wasn't this the ghoulish daughter who "took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks" and then "gave her father forty-one"? Most people know the rhyme. What they don't know are the particulars of how Lizzie was hounded by prosecutors, pursued by the press, finally acquitted - yet always presumed guilty.
For answers to these and many other questions about the unsolved mystery of Lizzie Borden, author David Kent turned to Robert A. Flynn, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts. As they delved deeper into the mystery, Kent and Flynn (author of the foreword) gained complete access to voluminous material - including newly acquired papers and never-before-published photographs that are now part of this book.
With evidence gleaned from court records and murder-scene photographs, David Kent reopened the case that shook the sleepy town of Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. From essential details that were white-washed in the trial, a new picture of Lizzie Borden emerges, far different from the blood-stained portrait of legend. A true-crime mystery that reads like fiction, Forty Whacks is the vivid, compelling story of this woman's defense in the merciless courtroom of public opinion.

Baker
& Taylor

A reexamination of the Lizzie Borden murder case presents new trial evidence and suspects, and describes how Borden was hounded by prosecutors, pursued by the press, and presumed guilty despite her acquittal

Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780899093512
0899093515
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 KENT
Alternative Title: 40 whacks

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