Not Just Evil: Murder, Hollywood, and California's First Insanity Plea

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Price
$14.99  $13.94
Publisher
Diversion Books
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Pages
216
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.4 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781682303276

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About the Author
David Wilson has been writing about immigration, labor, Latin America and Caribbean since 1990.
Reviews
"David Wilson lays bare a time in our early mass media history when society is often presented as being safer and more peaceful, showing that the peace of that time had more to do with our inability to know our neighbors and their lives behind closed doors. Did our modern media set monsters loose among us, or merely bring them out into the open?" --Anthony Flacco, New York Times bestselling author"
"In an in-depth look at a shocking crime and landmark case, David Wilson lays bare a time in our early mass media history when society is often presented as being safer and more peaceful, showing that the peace of that time had more to do with our inability to know our neighbors and their lives behind closed doors. Did our modern media set monsters loose among us, or merely bring them out into the open?" --Anthony Flacco, New York Times bestselling author
"A grisly true crime set in the midst of 1920s Hollywood politics and powerplays results in a serious look at film violence and its affect on society--yesterday and today."--Suzy Spencer, New York Times bestselling author"
"In his true crime debut, private investigator Wilson does an extraordinarily thorough job of contextualizing Hickman's crimes and trial...a fascinating account." --Booklist

"In an in-depth look at a shocking crime and landmark case, David Wilson lays bare a time in our early mass media history when society is often presented as being safer and more peaceful, showing that the "peace" of that time had more to do with our inability to know our neighbors and their lives behind closed doors. Did our modern media set monsters loose among us, or merely bring them out into the open?" --Anthony Flacco, New York Times bestselling author

"A grisly true crime set in the midst of 1920s Hollywood politics and powerplays results in a serious look at film violence and its affect on society--yesterday and today."--Suzy Spencer, New York Times bestselling author