Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires

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Murder and dark deeds shadowed the extravagance of the Gilded Age in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. In the summer of 1893, a tall and well-dressed burglar plundered the massive summer mansions of the upper crust. A visit from President Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 ended in tragedy when a trolley car smashed into the presidential carriage, killing a Secret Service agent. Shocking the nation, a psychotic millworker opened fire on a packed streetcar, leaving three dead and five wounded. From axe murders to botched bank jobs, author Andrew Amelinckx dredges up the forgotten underbelly of the Berkshires with unforgettable stories of greed, jealousy and madness from the Gilded Age.
ISBN: 9781626197985
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 38
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Andrew K.F. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, freelance journalist and visual artist. He is a contributing editor for the magazine Modern Farmer and the former crime and courts reporter for the Berkshire Eagle newspaper.
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