Overview

Join local historian Gregg Seidl on this deliciously wicked romp with New Albany's most heinous--the treacherous, greedy, drunken, insane and plain unfortunate. Catch a whiff of rum and candor when Jacob Ritter sits to write one morning in 1861. His opening line: "I have killed my wife because she is a witch." When the trains roar through this New Albany, they are quite likely meeting flesh. The men in the saloons are armed and irritated. And the murderous can be most industrious, like the man who was sentenced ...
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Wicked New Albany

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Overview

Join local historian Gregg Seidl on this deliciously wicked romp with New Albany's most heinous--the treacherous, greedy, drunken, insane and plain unfortunate. Catch a whiff of rum and candor when Jacob Ritter sits to write one morning in 1861. His opening line: "I have killed my wife because she is a witch." When the trains roar through this New Albany, they are quite likely meeting flesh. The men in the saloons are armed and irritated. And the murderous can be most industrious, like the man who was sentenced to death, sold his body to New Albany's first physician, collected the cash, reneged on the contract and then tried to sell his corpse again. Millions have roamed these broad avenues during New Albany's nearly two hundred years. Most have been honest sorts. Others, well...
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News and Tribune - Daniel Suddeath
"Murder, suicide and untimely deaths--some of the city's most sinister acts have been unveiled by local author and historian Gregg Seidl in his latest book titled 'Wicked New Albany.' The book, which was released in October through The History Press, provides vivid descriptions of notable deaths dating back to New Albany's first recorded murder in 1820. Seidl felt his hometown of New Albany was a peaceful, quaint community without much of a dark side, but he conceded that was before he really st
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016224954
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: Wicked , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 828,472
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born in the Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany on July 21, 1960, Gregg Seidl has spent most of his life in the city. A 1978 graduate of New Albany High School, Seidl enlisted in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in August 1982. He worked for more than eighteen years in the construction industry before attending Indiana University Southeast in the fall of 2001 with his daughter, Amelia, at his side. Graduating from the college in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in American history, Seidl has since worked as a college instructor and substitute teacher for the Jefferson County Public School system in nearby Louisville, Kentucky. This is his second published work, and he and his wife, Corine, a sixth grade middle school English teacher, live in New Albany's east end with their cat, Moby.
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