This is the true tale of two brothers, sons of a successful Jewish contractor, who along with an MIT graduate and a ministers daughter once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde.The gang was led by the angry, violent, yet often charismatic Murton Millen, …
This is the true tale of two brothers, sons of a successful Jewish contractor, who along with an MIT graduate and a ministers daughter once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde.The gang was led by the angry, violent, yet often charismatic Murton Millen, a small-time hoodlum and aspiring race-car driver. With his younger brother, Irv, and later joined by neighborhood buddy and MIT graduate Abe Faber, Murt launched a career of increasingly ambitious robberies. But it was only after his sudden marriage to the beautiful eighteen-year-old Norma Brighton that the gang escalated to murder. Their crime wave climaxed at a Needham, Massachusetts, bank on February 2, 1934, when Murt cut down two local police officersFrancis Haddock and Forbes McLeodwith a Thompson submachine gun stolen from state police.The killings, the dogged investigation by two clever detectives, and the record-setting trial with seventeen psychiatrists were national news. In Depression-era America this Boston saga of sex, ethnicity, and bloodshed made the trio and their red-headed gun moll infamous. Gorensteins account explores the Millen, Faber, and Brighton families and introduces us to cops, psychiatrists, newspaper men and women, and ordinary citizens caught up in the extraordinary Tommy Gun Winter of 1934.
Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest. Meet Michelle Lockamy (Golden Quill Award Winner) and Emily Siu, winners of the Illustrators of the Future Award.
The third collection by the celebrated local Philadelphia author of Thirst and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, Coup de Foudre is the groundbreaking work of literary invention Ken Kalfuss fans have come to expect.
Told from the perspectives of three women, McCreight's profoundly moving novel unwinds the truth behind tragedy, revealing that these women have more in common than they could have imagined and that the worst crimes are committed against those we love.
Admission bracelets will be handed out prior to the event. Please check back for more details. Everything a rock fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead.