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The Resource The crime of the century : Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation, Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin

The crime of the century : Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation, Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin

Label
The crime of the century : Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation
Title
The crime of the century
Title remainder
Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation
Statement of responsibility
Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through a quiet Chicago townhouse like a summer tornado and stabbed, strangled, and killed eight young nurses in a violent sexual rampage. By morning, only one nurse, Corazon Amurao, had miraculously survived, and her scream of terror was heard around the world. As the eight bodies were carried out of the small building, the coroner, who had seen the carnage up close, told a gathering crowd: "It is the crime of the century!" Now, the prosecutor who put Speck in prison for life (William J. Martin) and the author and journalist who won an award for his coverage of the crime (Dennis L. Breo) have teamed up to recreate the blood-soaked night that opened a new chapter in the history of American crime: mass murder. Corazon Amurao, the nurse the killer left behind, confronted Speck at trial and told jurors, "This is the man!" Richard Speck was spared execution by Supreme Court rulings and here is the inside story of how he confessed to the murders in a sordid prison video made three years before his death of a heart attack in 1991. And here is the life today of the nurse who survived the crime that murdered American innocence
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breo, Dennis L.
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Christina Delaine
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martin, William J.
  • Delaine, Christina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speck, Richard, 1941-1991
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
Label
The crime of the century : Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation, Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin
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Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225955518
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 MP3 CDs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515969273
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The crime of the century : Richard Speck and the murders that shocked a nation, Dennis L. Breo and William J. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225955518
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 MP3 CDs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515969273
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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