Murder and Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy

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The "Kentucky Tragedy" was early America's best known true crime story. In 1825, Jereboam O. Beauchamp assassinated Kentucky attorney general Solomon P. Sharp. The murder, trial, conviction, and execution of the killer, as well as the suicide of his wife, Anna Cooke Beauchamp -- fascinated Americans. The episode became the basis of dozens of novels and plays composed by some of the country's most esteemed literary talents, among them Edgar Allan Poe and William Gilmore Simms. In Murder and Madness, Matthew G. Schoenbachler ...

Murder and Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy 2011, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813133874

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Murder & Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy 2009, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813125664

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