Leopold and Loeb

Leopold and Loeb

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Among the criminal celebrities of Prohibition-era Chicago, two well-educated Jewish boys from wealthy South Side families were notorious. Revealing secret testimony, this book separates fact from myth as it unravels the crime, the investigation, and the trial, in which they were defended by the era's famous attorney, Clarence Darrow.The murder of Bobby Franks by Leopold and his friend Richard Loeb became a classic in the annals of crime. ... And clearly it argues against the death penalty even for heinous crimes, for no one can reasonably say that society would haveanbsp;...

Title:Leopold and Loeb
Author:Hal Higdon
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1975


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