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The Resource The wilderness of ruin : a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer, Roseanne Montillo

The wilderness of ruin : a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer, Roseanne Montillo

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The wilderness of ruin : a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer
Title
The wilderness of ruin
Title remainder
a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer
Statement of responsibility
Roseanne Montillo
Title variation
wilderness of ruin
Title variation remainder
a tale of madness, Bostons Great Fire, and the hunt for Americas youngest serial killer
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Language
eng
Summary
Documents a series of child abductions against the backdrop of the Great Boston Fire of 1872, and the discovery of the teenaged killer that sparked a system-changing investigation and influential debates among the world's most revered medical minds
Summary
In Gilded Age Boston, a serial criminal stalked, tortured, and sometimes killed children in working-class neighborhoods. Roseanne Montillo's The Wilderness of Ruin explores the criminal investigation that identified the murderer and the resulting international medical and judicial debate over the nature of criminal minds. Drawing on contemporaneous accounts, including the killer Jesse Pomeroy's autobiography, Montillo produces a rich and gripping narrative of the murders and of Boston's late-19th-century history. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10403822
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.15232092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a tale of madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer
Label
The wilderness of ruin : a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer, Roseanne Montillo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The inhuman scamp -- The bridge -- The marble eye -- The boundless sea -- The great fire -- Loss of innocence -- Katie -- The wolf and the lamb -- The twisted mind -- Patience personified Pomeroy -- Madness unleashed -- Unearthed
Control code
885092717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780062273475
Lccn
2014029798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885092717
Label
The wilderness of ruin : a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer, Roseanne Montillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The inhuman scamp -- The bridge -- The marble eye -- The boundless sea -- The great fire -- Loss of innocence -- Katie -- The wolf and the lamb -- The twisted mind -- Patience personified Pomeroy -- Madness unleashed -- Unearthed
Control code
885092717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780062273475
Lccn
2014029798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885092717

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