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The Resource The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century, Simon Baatz

The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century, Simon Baatz

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The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century
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The girl on the velvet swing
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sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century
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Simon Baatz
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eng
Summary
In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose works defined the New York landscape, at his 24th St. apartment. Evelyn drank champagne and was dazzled by a tour of White's decadent rooms, which included a sumptuous velvet couch swing on which Evelyn played. Evelyn was given more champagne, and lost consciousness. She woke, nearly naked, in bed next to White. White was forty-seven years old. Evelyn Nesbit was just sixteen.Four years later, tarnished by the air of impropriety that in those days surrounded a lowly career in the theater, Evelyn would marry Harry Thaw, a playboy millionaire rumored to be mentally unstable, and in whom she confided the story of her encounter with Stanford White. One night in 1906, a vengeful Thaw shot and killed White before hundreds of theater-goers during a performance at Madison Square Garden-a venue designed by none other than White himself.The city-and the nation that looked to it-erupted with news of the murder and ensuing trial, then the most sensational scandal in history: one so sordid that President Teddy Roosevelt himself would try and stop the press from covering it. But the murder of Stanford White stood for far more than tabloid scandal. Evelyn's shocking testimony would propel her to an uneasy stardom, an uncertain fortune, and send the case before the Supreme Court.Filled with the glamour, jealousy, and danger of the Gilded Age, The Girl on the Velvet Swing is an immersive, richly detailed look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes, and at the women whose lives depended on them
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Baatz, Simon
Dewey number
364.152/3097471
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LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
B33 2018ab
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other
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Read by Christine Lakin
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1979-
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Lakin, Christine
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  • White, Stanford
  • Nesbit, Evelyn
  • Thaw, Harry Kendall
  • Nesbit, Evelyn
  • Thaw, Harry Kendall
  • White, Stanford
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • New York (State)
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adult
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The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century, Simon Baatz
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Includes a PDF of photographs
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 27 min., 31 sec.))
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online
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9781549140198
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rdamedia
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sound
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3E9616A9-5F9D-4752-A395-7783EDCF4B85
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  • (OCoLC)1019873594
  • on1019873594
  • 2936347
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The girl on the velvet swing : sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century, Simon Baatz
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Publication
Note
Includes a PDF of photographs
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 27 min., 31 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781549140198
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
3E9616A9-5F9D-4752-A395-7783EDCF4B85
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019873594
  • on1019873594
  • 2936347
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