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And The Dead Shall Rise


Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780679764236
Number Of Pages: 784

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In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. The factory manager, a college-educated Jew named Leo Frank, was arrested, tried, and convicted in a trial that seized national headlines. When the governor commuted his death sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by a group of prominent local citizens.
Steve Oney' s acclaimed account re-creates the entire story for the first time, from the police investigations to the gripping trial to the brutal lynching and its aftermath. Oney vividly renders Atlanta, a city enjoying newfound prosperity a half-century after the Civil War, but still rife with barely hidden prejudices and resentments. He introduces a Dickensian pageant of characters, including zealous policemen, intrepid reporters, Frank' s martyred wife, and a fiery populist who manipulated local anger at Northern newspapers that pushed for Frank' s exoneration. Combining investigative journalism and sweeping social history, this is the definitive account of one of American history' s most repellent and most fascinating moments.

Industry Reviews

"Brilliant. . . . Ninety years later, the tale of murder and revenge in Georgia still has the power to fascinate. . . . Intense, suspenseful." --The Washington Post Book World

"A major achievement . . . A fine work of history." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Compelling and relentlessly preoccupying. . . . Oney dapples his volume with vibrant, multihued street scenes and thumbnail portraits. You can almost hear the squealing brakes and clanging bells of the trolley cars outside the courtroom." -The Houston Chronicle

"Invites comparison to Norman Mailer's Executioner's Song. The book packs a wallop at many levels, from the mythic Southern characters to the violent infrastructure of our cultural memory." -The New York Times

"A grim and teeming ghost story. . . . A monumental folk parable of innocent suffering and a blind, brutal urge for retribution that passes finally into the simple, stark awe and pity of tragedy." -The New York Review of Books

April 26, 1913p. 3
Look Out, White Folksp. 18
Extra, Extrap. 35
Onward, Christian Soldiersp. 46
A Good Name, A Bad Reputationp. 71
Skulduggeryp. 91
A Clean Niggerp. 118
A Tramp Alumnusp. 145
Skirmishesp. 162
Prosecutionp. 190
Defensep. 261
Verdictp. 306
Appeals in and out of Courtp. 345
Brightness Visiblep. 371
Darkness Fallsp. 397
A Change of Heartp. 423
Cause Celebrep. 444
Commutationp. 469
Mariettap. 513
Milledgevillep. 529
The Lynching of Leo Frankp. 561
Burialp. 573
Recessionalp. 596
The Revenantp. 630
Epiloguep. 644
Notesp. 651
Bibliographyp. 709
Acknowledgmentsp. 713
Indexp. 717
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ISBN: 9780679764236
ISBN-10: 0679764232
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.3  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1