The Leo Frank Case, Inside Story of Georgia's Greatest Murder Mystery (1913)by Atlanta Georgia Publishing Company
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The Leo Frank Case (1913), is the earliest book published about the murder of little Mary Phagan and ensuing trial of Leo Frank. There was a well financed and documented campaign launched by the Leo Frank defense movement involving egregious criminal activity, death threats, terror, manipulation and defamation against people testifying against Leo Frank, because of this controversy, the neutral writer chose to not publish the work with his or her real name due to potential consequences of Jewish smear tactics.
The anonymously published '[Leo] Frank Case' is one of the rare and unbiased treatments of the topic written by a dispassionate researcher and third party observer, the only other book known to be mostly neutral about the murder of Mary Phagan and the case of Leo Frank, is the book written by Mary Phagan Kean, called, 'The Murder of Little Mary Phagan' (1987).
'The Leo Frank Case, Inside Story of Georgia's Greatest Murder Mystery', highlights the events leading up to the trial and aftermath surrounding the April 26th, 1913, murder of Mary Phagan by her boss, the superintendent of the National Pencil Company, Leo M. Frank; the neutral book includes a high level complete history of the sensational crime, with the portraits of the Principals.
On Aug. 17, 1915, Leo Frank, a Cornell-educated Jewish industrialist, was lynched just outside Atlanta. The atrocity marked the culmination of an ugly conflict that began with the 1913 murder of a child laborer named Mary Phagan, who toiled for pennies an hour in Atlanta's National Pencil Factory. Frank, the plant superintendent, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death, though he always maintained his innocence. He appealed his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, losing each time, whereupon Georgia Gov. John Slaton commuted his sentence to life imprisonment. The decision so angered the general populace that a mob organized by a Superior Court judge, the son of a U.S. senator and a former governor abducted Frank from a well-guarded state prison and hanged him from an oak tree.
Published by The Atlanta Publishing Company, Atlanta, Georgia, in September 1913, very few surviving copies are known to exist. However this rare copy was scanned and made available to the general public.
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