Blood Will Out The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade

✏Book Title : Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a Masquerade
✏Author : Walter Kirn
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 2014-03-10
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780871407337
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a Masquerade Book Summary : A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 "Equals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood as a nonfiction novel of crime.”—Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend’s murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew—a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself. Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con.

📒Blood Will Out ✍ Walter Kirn

✏Book Title : Blood Will Out
✏Author : Walter Kirn
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2014-11-06
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781472115904
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Blood Will Out Book Summary : In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who, one day, would be shockingly unmasked as a brazen serial impostor and brutal double-murderer. This is a one-of-a-kind story of an innocent man duped by a real-life Mr Ripley, taking us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the private club rooms of Manhattan to the courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles.

📒Bunk ✍ Kevin Young

✏Book Title : Bunk
✏Author : Kevin Young
✏Publisher : Graywolf Press
✏Release Date : 2017-11-14
✏Pages : 480
✏ISBN : 9781555979829
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bunk Book Summary : Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction “There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers—from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and Donald J. Trump. Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of “truthiness” where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.

✏Book Title : Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation
✏Author : Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2017-10-24
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781479844630
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation Book Summary : The work at hand for bridging the racial divide in the United States From Baltimore and Ferguson to Flint and Charleston, the dream of a post-racial era in America has run up against the continuing reality of racial antagonism. Current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty and ambivalence about the place and meaning of race – and especially the black/white divide – in American culture. They also suggest that the work of racial reconciliation remains incomplete. Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation seeks to assess where we are in that work, examining sources of continuing racial antagonism among blacks and whites. It also highlights strategies that promise to promote racial reconciliation in the future. Rather than revisit arguments about the importance of integration, assimilation, and reparations, the contributors explore previously unconsidered perspectives on reconciliation between blacks and whites. Chapters connect identity politics, the rhetoric of race and difference, the work of institutions and actors in those institutions, and structural inequities in the lives of blacks and whites to our thinking about tolerance and respect. Going beyond an assessment of the capacity of law to facilitate racial reconciliation, Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation challenges readers to examine social, political, cultural, and psychological issues that fuel racial antagonism, as well as the factors that might facilitate racial reconciliation.

📒The Masquerade Mystery ✍ Fergus Hume

✏Book Title : The Masquerade Mystery
✏Author : Fergus Hume
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1895
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : WISC:89005040167
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Masquerade Mystery Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Living Age
✏Author :
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✏Release Date : 1845-10
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : CHI:47441241
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Living Age Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The New York Times Book Review
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1994-10
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015059401284
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The New York Times Book Review Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Books in Print
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1995
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105002106081
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Books in Print Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Saturday Review
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1932-07
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105007801991
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒What Do I Read Next ✍ Neil Barron

✏Book Title : What Do I Read Next
✏Author : Neil Barron
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 669
✏ISBN : 0787661813
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏What Do I Read Next Book Summary :