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The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America's Most Infamous Crimes

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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In 1924, University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were young, rich, and looking for a thrill. The crime that came next—the brutal, cold-blooded murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks—would come to captivate the country and unfold into what many dubbed the crime of the century. In The Leopold and Loeb Files, author Nina Barrett returns to the primary sources recounting the moves of the murder and sentencing hearing as well as addressing the questions that continue to fascinate—issues of morality, sanity, sexuality, religious assimilation, parental grief and responsibility, remorse, and the use of the death penalty.

A book signing follows the program.


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