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The Resource Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook

Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook

Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
Title
Kitty Genovese
Title remainder
the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At last, the true story of a crime that shocked the world. New York City, 1964. A young woman is stabbed to death on her front stoop -- a murder the New York Times called "a frozen moment of dramatic, disturbing social change." The victim, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, became an urban martyr, butchered by a sociopathic killer in plain sight of 38 neighbors who "didn't want to get involved." Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and launched a sociological theory known as the "Bystander Effect." That's the narrative. But, as author Kevin Cook reveals, the story is just that, a story. The truth is far more compelling and so is the victim. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of her murder, Cook presents the real Kitty Genovese. She was a vibrant young woman -- a lesbian, a bartender working (and dancing) her way through the colorful New York of the '60s. Downtown, Greenwich Village teemed with beatniks and so-called misfits like Kitty and her lover. The book evokes the Village's gay and lesbian underground with deep feeling and colorful detail. Cook also reconstructs the crime itself, tracing the movements of Genovese's killer, whose disturbing trial testimony made him a terrifying figure, especially after his escape from Attica State Prison. Drawing on a trove of long-lost documents, plus new interviews with her lover and other key figures, Cook explores the enduring legacy of the case
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
C67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genovese, Kitty
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
  • Witnesses
  • Police
Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback copies are published 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than a name -- Opposites -- Garden suburb -- Tigers and ants -- Village people -- She loves you -- Ozone park -- The 11th Hour -- Night of the hunt -- Postmortem -- Neighbors -- Confessions -- Pleas -- Questions for the devil -- Consequences -- Calling for help -- Jailbreak -- Memory and myth -- Case studies -- Revisions -- Thirty-three minutes
Control code
17924293
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393350579
Isbn Type
(paperback : 2015)
Lccn
2013041176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback copies are published 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than a name -- Opposites -- Garden suburb -- Tigers and ants -- Village people -- She loves you -- Ozone park -- The 11th Hour -- Night of the hunt -- Postmortem -- Neighbors -- Confessions -- Pleas -- Questions for the devil -- Consequences -- Calling for help -- Jailbreak -- Memory and myth -- Case studies -- Revisions -- Thirty-three minutes
Control code
17924293
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393350579
Isbn Type
(paperback : 2015)
Lccn
2013041176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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