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Big trouble : a murder in a small western town sets off a struggle for the soul of America

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  • ISBN: 9780684808581
  • ISBN: 0684808587
  • Physical Description: 875 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1997.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [813]-829) and index.
The magic city -- The sweatbox -- Imps of darkness -- The great detective -- Big Bill -- Viper, copperhead, and rattler -- The great defender -- The friends of Mr. Fillius -- Operative 21 -- Undesirable citizens -- Only a murder trial -- Quartet -- Gentlemen of the press -- A good hanging spoiled.
Summary, etc.: "Big Trouble is both a narrative of a sensational murder case and a social tapestry. It is richly peopled with vivid characters: Operative 21, Pinkerton's daring undercover agent who penetrated to the heart of Darrow's defense team; E. H. Harriman, the icy railroad magnate; William Howard Taft, the gargantuan secretary of war; Jacob Fillius, the Denver mining lawyer who secretly bankrolled the prosecution on behalf of Colorado's mine owners; Eugene Debs, the fiery Socialist leader; the fearsome gunslingers Charlie Siringo and Bob Meldrum." "At times the book seems like a nonfiction Ragtime, for some most unlikely figures found their way to the trial or its environs that summer: among them, Ethel Barrymore, the most glamorous young actress of her day; Walter Johnson, perhaps the greatest pitcher who ever threw a baseball; Hugo Munsterberg, director of the Harvard Psychology Laboratory; and Gifford Pinchot, the lanky chief forester of the United States and confidant of President Roosevelt."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: United States Social conditions 1865-1918
United States Politics and government 1901-1909
Caldwell (Idaho) History
Idaho Politics and government
Social conflict United States History 20th century
Steunenberg, Frank 1861-1905 Assassination
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