Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America

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In 1964 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was brutally stabbed to death on her front stoop in plain view of numerous witnesses. Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and became the stuff of urban legend. Kevin CookÆs ôprovocativeö (Wall Street Journal) investigation upends the simple story we thought we knew. His unprecedented minute-by-minute reconstruction of the crime shatters the fable of the 38 passive witnessesùa myth perpetuated by theáNew York Times, movies, TV programs, and countless psychology textbooks. For the first time, Cook introduces us to a neighbor whoádidáintervene, and he brings to life a vibrant and charismatic Kitty, working (and dancing) her way through the colorful, fast-changing New York of the Æ60s.

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Product # M0081-G
Author Kevin Cook
Grade Level 7-12
Fiction/Nonfiction Nonfiction
Publisher Norton