The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler

by Alan Rogers
     
 

An eminent historian sheds light on the serial killings that terrorized Boston in the early 1960s, the man arrested for them, and the brash young lawyer, F. Lee Bailey, who defended him.

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An eminent historian sheds light on the serial killings that terrorized Boston in the early 1960s, the man arrested for them, and the brash young lawyer, F. Lee Bailey, who defended him.

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For a year and a half in the early 1960s, a serial killer held eastern Massachusetts under siege. During that short period, the so-called Boston Strangler sexually assaulted and murdered 13 women ranging in age from 19 to 85. When local lowlife Albert DeSalvo confessed to the crimes in 1965, Bostonians loosed pent-up feelings. Few people complained that there wasn't even a trial; DeSalvo simply pled guilty to other crimes and was sent off to prison to die. Since then, this "open-and-shut case" has slammed back open, notably in controversies raised by Sebastian Junger's A Death in Belmont. Here is a concise recap of a gripping case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889833521
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Series:
NE Remembers Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Allison is chairman of the history department of Suffolk University in Boston and teaches courses in American Constitutional history and the history of Boston at Harvard Extension School. He lives in South Boston and summers in Provincetown on Cape Cod.

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