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Maniac : the Bath school disaster and the birth of the modern mass killer / Harold Schechter.

Schechter, Harold, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Derby Public Library 364.152 SCH (Text to phone) 34047150127356 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/04/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 154202532X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781542025324 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1542025311 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781542025317 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781542025324
  • ISBN: 154202532X
  • ISBN: 9781542025317
  • ISBN: 1542025311
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little A, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 193-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part one: Kehoe. Clinton County ; Bath ; The Kehoes ; Andrew ; Nellie ; Newcomer -- Part two: The school. Consolidation ; Emory ; The board member ; Handyman ; Pyrotol ; The unravelling ; Barnstormer -- Part three: The Bath School disaster. Countdown ; Explosions ; Last day ; Conflagration ; Catastrophe ; Blood bath ; Ground zero ; Wasteland ; The bereft ; The flight -- Part four: Aftershocks. The sermon ; Inquest ; Motives ; "Kehoed" -- Part fives: The crime of the century. Ruth ; Obscurity ; Harbinger -- Epilogue: The graduates.
Summary, etc.:
Relates how respected local farmer and school board treasurer Andrew P. Kehoe blew up the new primary school in Bath, Michigan in 1927, an act of vengeance that killed thirty-eight children and six adults in one of the first and worst mass murders in American history.
1927. While the majority of the township of Bath, Michigan, was celebrating a new primary school, local farmer and school board treasurer Andrew P. Kehoe had other plans. Behind his ordinary demeanor was a narcissistic sadist seething with rage, resentment, and paranoia. On May 18 he detonated a set of rigged explosives with the sole purpose of destroying the school and everyone in it. Thirty-eight children and six adults were murdered that morning. Schechter provides an exhaustively researched chronicle of a town forced to comprehend unprecedented carnage, and the triggering of a 'human time bomb' whose act of apocalyptic violence would foreshadow the terrors of the current age. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Bombings > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Students > Crimes against > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Mass murder > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Kehoe, Andrew P. (Andrew Philip), 1872-1927.
Suicide bombers > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Bath (Mich. : Township) > History > 20th century.
Genre: True crime stories.
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