• An Unspeakable Crime

  • The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
  • By: Elaine Marie Alphin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-04-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil factory where she worked to pick up her paycheck. Mary never left the building alive. A black watchman found Mary's body brutally beaten and raped. Police arrested the watchman, but they weren't satisfied that he was the killer. Then they paid a visit to Leo Frank, the factory's superintendent, who was both a northerner and a Jew. Spurred on by the media frenzy and prejudices of the time, the detectives made Frank their prime suspect, one whose conviction would soothe the city's anger over the death of a young white girl.
The prosecution of Leo Frank was front-page news for two years, and Frank's lynching is still one of the most controversial incidents of the twentieth century. It marks a turning point in the history of racial and religious hatred in America, leading directly to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League and to the rebirth of the modern Ku Klux Klan. Relying on primary source documents and painstaking research, award-winning novelist Elaine Alphin tells the true story of justice undone in America.
©2010 Elaine Marie Alphin (P)2011 Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sooo many books... on 10-25-17

Very nicely done

Very well researched, very well narrated, extremely interesting listen. I highly reccomend this audio book.

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