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The Resource Not a gentleman's work : the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth, Gerard Koeppel

Not a gentleman's work : the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth, Gerard Koeppel

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Not a gentleman's work : the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth
Title
Not a gentleman's work
Title remainder
the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Koeppel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New England lumber, left Boston bound for Buenos Aires on July 8, 1896 with twelve people on board: captain-owner Charles Nash, his wife and Maine childhood-sweetheart Laura, two mates, the "mulatto" steward, six crewmen, and one passenger. Just before 2 A.M. on the sixth day at sea, the captain, his wife, and the second mate were slaughtered in their individual bunkrooms with the ship's axe, seven or eight blows apiece. Laura Nash was found with her thin nightgown pushed above her hips, her head and upper body smashed and deformed. Incredibly, no one saw or heard the killings... except the killer. After a harrowing voyage back to port for the survivors, the killer among them, it didn't take long for prosecutors to charge, and a Boston jury to convict, the first mate, a naturalized American of mixed blood from St. Kitts. But another man on board, the passenger, a twenty-year-old Harvard quitter from a proper Boston family, had his own dark secrets. Who was the real killer, and what became of these two men? Not a Gentleman's Work is the story of the fates of two vastly different men whose lives intersected briefly on one horrific voyage at sea--a story that reverberates with universal themes: inescapable terror, coerced confession, capital punishment, justice obscured by privilege, perseverance, redemption, and death by tortured soul"--
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1957-
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Koeppel, Gerard T.
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.A78
LC item number
K64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Monks, Lester Hawthorne
  • Bram, Thomas
  • Herbert Fuller (Ship)
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Nova Scotia
Label
Not a gentleman's work : the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth, Gerard Koeppel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780306903380
Lccn
2019056404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139029455
  • (OCoLC)on1139029455
Label
Not a gentleman's work : the untold story of a gruesome murder at sea and the long road to truth, Gerard Koeppel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780306903380
Lccn
2019056404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1139029455
  • (OCoLC)on1139029455

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