Kitty Genovese

A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences

by: Catherine Pelonero

Kitty Genovese
Author: Catherine Pelonero

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 04 March 2014

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ISBN: 1628737069 ISBN 13: 9781628737066

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Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed that dozens of witnesses had seen or heard the attacks on Kitty Genovese and her struggle to reach safety but had failed to come to her aid--or even call police until after the killer had fled. This book cuts through misinformation and conjecture to present a definitive portrait of the crime, the aftermath, and the people. Based on six years of research, Catherine Pelonero's book presents the facts from the police reports, archival material, court documents, and first-hand interviews. Pelonero offers a personal look at Kitty Genovese, an ambitious young woman viciously struck down in the prime of her life; Winston Moseley, the killer who led a double life as a responsible family man by day and a deadly predator by night; the consequences for a community condemned; and others touched by the tragedy. Beyond just a true crime story, the book embodies much larger themes: the phenomenon of bystander inaction, the evolution of a serial killer, and the fears and injustices spawned by the stark prejudices of an era, many of which linger to this day. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing

City: New York, NY

Pages: 376

More info: height 229 mm width 152 mm weight 514 gr thickness 36 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC21) 364.15230974 Library of Congress Subject: Police - New York (State) - New York

Record updated at: 21 October, 2014 time: 06:35

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