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THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars

by | Read by William Dufris

History • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

William Dufris does wonders narrating this long, convoluted tale of the shocking murder and mutilation of William Guldensuppe in New York City in the summer of 1897. If this were fiction, critics would call it overplotted, melodramatic, and far-fetched, but every detail of this sensational crime story, incredibly, is true. Dufris keeps interest high with his energetic, intelligent reading. From the discovery of a headless, legless torso in the East River, to the battle between newspaper giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst and the onset of yellow journalism, to the trial of the accused and its lurid details—Dufris offers a colorful narration of the bizarre incidents that kept turn-of-the-century New Yorkers glued to their tabloids. S.J.H. 2012 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • AudioGO • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-60998-338-3 $29.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2011

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7847-9 $69.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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