Evil Summer: Babe Leopold, Dickie Loeb, and the Kidnap-Murder of Bobby Franks

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In 1924, fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks was abducted while walking home from school, killed by a chisel blow to his head, and later found stuffed in a culvert in a marshy wasteland at the Illinois-Indiana state line. Acid had been poured over his naked body. Evil Summer examines the shocking kidnapping and murder of Franks by two University of Chicago students, Nathan Babe Leopold and Richard Dickie Loeb, both from families of privilege. In this new examination of the crime, author John Theodore takes readers into the ...

Evil Summer: Babe Leopold, Dickie Loeb, and the Kidnap-Murder of Bobby Franks 2007, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809327775

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