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- DescriptionOn March 13, 1964, Kitty Gevese was brutally beaten and murdered in the street near her apartment, in full view of more than three dozen friends and neighborsand one did a thing to stop it. More than thirty-five years after its first publication, Thirty-Eight Witnesses, the true account of what transpired that night in Queens, New York, continues to disturb us. We would like to think that we would step in and do what we could to stop the carnage. But t much has changed in the ensuing years, as crime goes on all around us and we do thing to help. Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times reporter A. M. Rosenthal covered the case for the paper as its city editor, and his chronicle of the events became this book. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, part sociological study, a disturbing story of urban apathy, Thirty-Eight Witnesses puts readers on the gritty sidewalk of the murder scene and speaks of the need for change. In the ensuing years, the case has become famous, and today in crimilogy classes, students learn about witnesses and the Gevese Effect. A new foreword discusses the historical legacy of the case and how little has changed in fifty-plus years.
- Author BiographyA.M. Rosenthal (1922-2006) was the editor of The New York Times from 1969 through 1986, during which time he gained fame for the paper s coverage of the war in Vietnam, Watergate, the Iran-Contra scandal, and most notably for his decision to publish the Pentagon Papers.
- Author(s)A M Rosenthal
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication20/09/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectTrue Crime
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
- Weight136 g
- Width137 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Introduction byArthur Ochs Sulzberger
- Foreword byJames Solomon
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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