The Rose Man of Sing Sing

  • by James McGrath Morris
  • Narrated by John H. Mayer
  • 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles E. Chapin, the notorious editor-tyrant of Joseph Pulitzer's New York Evening World during America's Gilded Age, made headlines himself after murdering his wife of 39 years. This extensively researched biography by Morris (Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars) brings to life Chapin's tragic story, from his childhood to his days spent cultivating a beautiful rose garden in Sing Sing prison, to the last moments of his life.
Morris lends the story depth by including colorful depictions of everyday New York life circa the early 1900s, intriguing descriptions of the corrupt practices of editors and reporters, and vivid accounts of major events like the Titanic disaster, a story that Chapin's paper scooped from its competitors.


What the Critics Say

"Morris's impressive achievement will enthrall readers." (Publishers Weekly)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio