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10 thoughts on “The Notorious Mrs Clem

  1. says:

    review copyI enjoyed this book The author Wendy Gamber knows her stuff It's obvious that she is familiar not only with the details of the crimes but also with the politics and history of the time in which they took placeI think it's important to make this latter point because in my judgement the person who is going to really get the most out

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    Just three years after the end of the Civil War Jason and Nancy Young were murdered along the White River outside Indianapolis The inv

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    ARC courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Press via the Vine programThe city of Indianapolis was on the cusp of growth and change in the years immediately after the Civil War ended when the Gilded Age was born Population gro

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    A true story of murder but also of a woman's place in the 1800's Interesting read for Hoosiers as well as true crime fans This story takes place in and around Indianapolis The murders take place in Cold Springs but Mrs Clem lived in Indianapolis The reader will learn a little of Indy's history and will be intr

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    I'll be generous and give this book 3 stars just for the depth of the authors research although I can't recommend it I was hoping for another Devil in the White City or even a Poisoners Handbook but this was too much of a turgid slog Most of the book is just taken up with massively detailed accounts of her trials or it

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    An ambiguous historical read giving a glimpse into late 19th century Indiana You should ask yourself first if you really care about

  7. says:

    Mrs Clem is on trial for murdering a couple involved in her money lending schemesWhat we got was a history lesson of the post US Civil War era into which the story falls and also to the history of the criminal justice systemTrue crime bogged down by the details I just wanted to know the facts and concisely at that

  8. says:

    Despite the storyline the book just wasn't that interesting unfortunately

  9. says:

    35 stars This is a well researched non fiction read

  10. says:

    Very slow read Well researched but just not terribly interesting It isn't told like a story Just dry information

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REVIEW È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ Wendy Gamber

The Notorious Mrs Clem

And times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme Clem's story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal crime and punishment courtroom drama and partisan politicking get rich uick schemes and shady business deals It also raises fascinating uestions about women's place in an evolving urban economy As they argued over Clem's guilt or innocence lawyers jurors and ordinary citizens pondered competing ideas about gender money and marriage Was Clem on. An ambiguous historical read giving a glimpse into late 19th century Indiana You should ask yourself first if you really care about entering this worldNancy Clem seems indeed a pioneer for women But in what sense This book and story goes a bit longer Benjamin Harrison future US president also plays and outsize role here

READ The Notorious Mrs Clem

Trial because she allegedly murdered her business partner Or was she on trial because she engaged in businessAlong the way Gamber introduces a host of eually compelling characters from prosecuting attorney and future US president Benjamin Harrison to folksy defense lawyer John Hanna daring detective Peter Wilkins pioneering lady news writer Laura Ream and female remedy manufacturer Michael Slavin Based on extensive sources including newspapers trial documents and local histories this gripping account of a seemingly typical woman who achieved extraordinary notoriety will appeal to true crime lovers and historians alike. Mrs Clem is on trial for murdering a couple involved in her money lending schemesWhat we got was a history lesson of the post US Civil War era into which the story falls and also to the history of the criminal justice systemTrue crime bogged down by the details I just wanted to know the facts and concisely at that

REVIEW È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ Wendy Gamber

In September 1868 the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River It was a gruesome scene Part of Jacob's face had been blown off apparently by the shotgun that lay a few feet away Spiders and black beetles crawled over his wound Smoke rose from his wife's smoldering body which was so badly burned that her intestines were exposed the flesh on her thighs gone and the bones partially reduced to powderSuspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem a housewife who was also one of Mr Young's former business partners In The Notorious Mrs Clem Wendy Gamber chronicles the life. review copyI enjoyed this book The author Wendy Gamber knows her stuff It s obvious that she is familiar not only with the details of the crimes but also with the politics and history of the time in which they took placeI think it s important to make this latter point because in my judgement the person who is going to really get the most out of this book is the one who is interested in the history of the post war years taking Civil War here versus one who is looking for a crime thriller I actually became bored with the actual trial and freely admit that one of my problems was that I didn t make a serious enough attempt to memorize all the characters as they were introduced in the beginning And this is just one of those books with lots and lots of people coming and going many of them related in one way or another So my bad I just didn t realize that I needed to do so as it didn t occur to me that the case would spread so far afieldTHAT said I did not get at all bored with the details of the time I learned a lot about what happened after the Civil War that I did not know previously and this information was integrated into the story of the murders as well as the growth of Indianapolis and it s citiesThat Ms Gamber understands those times is clear from the intricate details of city life and community life that she sharesSUMMARYThere are many ways you can approach this book You can glean it for the interesting insight that s provided into the post war years or you can follow the story of Mrs Clem and trial There are political social gender and financial aspects to explore You should know though that as a trial book it is very detailed and the writing is what I would expect from a promising PhD There is no attempt to glamorize either victims nor perps She just tells it like it was

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Notorious Mrs Clem
  • Wendy Gamber
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 9781421420202