Kitty Genovese

Kitty Genovese

The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America

Book - 2014
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Recounts the events of March 13, 1964, when a young woman in Queens was slain in plain sight of witnesses who heard her cries for help but chose not to get involved.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : W W Norton & Co Inc, 2014.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393239287
Branch Call Number: 364.1523
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: 364.1523


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athompson10 Jul 16, 2015

What's most interesting in this account is how A.M. Rosenthal and the revered NY Times exaggerated and distorted the Genovese murder to make a better story for its readers. This isn't a highly scholary, footnoted book but is a good readable account of the truth behind the myth of a famous NYC murder.

Oct 15, 2014

book referred to by girlwhowalksalot:

Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences Hardcover – March 4, 2014

by Catherine Pelonero

OPL does not own this book - yet.

ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"In 1964, Winston Moseley brutally killed a young woman named Kitty Genovese in New York City. Reports on the crime soon made the inaction of bystanders as sensational as the crime itself, and the idea of the "bystander effect" took hold. Reviewing newspaper articles, police reports, and other firsthand sources, author Kevin Cook offers a more complex view of the killer, the victim, and the witnesses. His analysis raises intriguing questions about how news media drive perceptions." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter


Very very light on detail. Only spent 2 sentences on her marriage, and only a paragraph on the killer's 1st marriage and hardly a few paragraphs on his crime sprees, including rape, robbery/theft before being caught for murder. Pelonaro's book is far superior.


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